Ten fun facts about James Dwight Dana


Fact 1
He received several awards for his work: the Copley Medal, the Wollaston Medal and the Clarke Medal.

Fact 2
At the age of 17 he attended Yale College and graduated three years later.

Fact 3
For two years, he taught math to officer cadets in the Navy after he graduated.


Fact 4
He has over 200 writings, including reports on Crustacea and Zoophytes.

Fact 5
He worked with other scientists like Charles Darwin and Asa Gray.

Fact 6
At the age of 24 he published "A System of Mineralogy", which he continued adding editions to in later years.

Fact 7
His studies helped develop the theories regarding the physical features of the Earth and volcanic activity.

Fact 8
He became Professor of Natural History and Geology at Yale in 1850.

Fact 9
During the early 1880's he helped lead the first study of the volcanoes in Hawaii.

Fact 10
Not only a contributor, he also became the chief editor of the "American Journal of Science and Arts".


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An American zoologist, mineralogist and geologist.

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