He received several awards for his work: the Copley Medal, the Wollaston Medal and the Clarke Medal.
At the age of 17 he attended Yale College and graduated three years later.
For two years, he taught math to officer cadets in the Navy after he graduated.
He has over 200 writings, including reports on Crustacea and Zoophytes.
He worked with other scientists like Charles Darwin and Asa Gray.
At the age of 24 he published "A System of Mineralogy", which he continued adding editions to in later years.
His studies helped develop the theories regarding the physical features of the Earth and volcanic activity.
He became Professor of Natural History and Geology at Yale in 1850.
During the early 1880's he helped lead the first study of the volcanoes in Hawaii.
Not only a contributor, he also became the chief editor of the "American Journal of Science and Arts".
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