Author:James Dwight Dana

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James Dwight Dana

American geologist, mineralogist and zoologist; made important studies of mountain-building, volcanic activity, and the origin and structure of continents and oceans

James Dwight Dana


  • System of Mineralogy (1837)
  • Manual of Mineralogy (1848)
  • Manual of Geology (1863)
  • Corals and Coral Islands (1872; revised ed. 1890)
  • Characteristics of Volcanoes (1890)

Articles in Popular Science Monthly[edit]

Works about Dana[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1927 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.