See also:American man of science, son of J . L . R . Agassiz, was
See also:born in Neuchatel,
See also:Switzerland, on the 17th of
See also:December 1835 . He came to. the
See also:United States with his
See also:father in 1846; graduated at Harvard in 1855, subsequently studying
See also:engineering and chemistry, and taking the degree of
See also:bachelor of science at the
See also:Lawrence scientific school of the same institution in 1857; and in 1859 became an assistant in the United States
See also:Coast Survey . Thenceforward he became a specialist in marine ichthyology, but devoted much
See also:time to the investigation, superintendence and exploitation of mines, being
See also:superintendent of the Calumet and Hecla -copper mines, Lake
See also:Superior, from 1866 to 1869, and afterwards, as a stockholder, acquiring a
See also:fortune, out of which he gave to Harvard, for the museum of
See also:comparative zoology and other purposes, some $500,000 . In 1875 he surveyed Lake Titicaca,
See also:Peru, examined the copper mines of Peru and Chile, and ma:3e a collection of Peruvian antiquities for that museum, of which he was curator from 1874 to 1885 . He assisted
See also:Sir Wyville
See also:Thomson in the examination and
See also:classification of the collections of the " Challenger " exploring expedition, and wrote the Review of the Echini (2 vols., 1872-1874) in the reports . Between 1877 and 188o he took
See also:part in the three dredging expeditions of the steamer " Blake," of the United States Coast Survey, and presented a full account of them in two volumes (1888) . Of hiss other writings on marine zoology, most are contained in the bulletins and
See also:memoirs of the museum of comparative zoology; but he published in 1865 (with
See also:Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, his step-
See also:mother) Seaside Studies in Natural
See also:History, a
See also:work at once exact" and stimulating,' and in 1871 Marine Animals of Massachusetts
See also:Bay .
JEAN LOUIS RODOLPHE AGASSIZ (1807-1893)
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