By J D Mather
The gathering of papers during this quantity documents the improvement of hydrogeology in Britain during the last 2 hundred years. Following the applying, by means of William Smith, of stratigraphic ideas to the sinking of wells, Victorian engineers and scientists tested groundwater as an immense contributor to public water provides. within the 20th century, the improvement of groundwater persevered swiftly, managed via an ever-changing regulatory regime. The 25 papers during this quantity assessment the development which has been made, and the lives and paintings of a few of these who have been in detail concerned. additionally to be had: 4 Centuries of Geological commute: the quest for wisdom taking walks, Bicycle, Sledge and Camel - distinct book no 287 - ISBN 186239234X Mine Water Hydrogeology and Geochemistry - ISBN 1862391130 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on this planet, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of top of the range peer-reviewed titles for teachers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign popularity for the standard of its work.The many components during which we post in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic stories and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses
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Perhaps also they may indicate a need to prove that he, despite his humble origins, was as good as the products of the traditional training; perhaps it was a feeling of insecurity, and the desire to ensure that he was firmly established in his profession. With or without these qualifications, it was possible that Snow would have continued in practice as a family doctor in Soho, competent and respected, but unremarkable and unrernembered, but for two events; the introduction of anaesthetics and the return of cholera.
Mackenzie, Northampton. YOUNG, A. 1798. A Farming Tour in the south and west of England 1796 [and 1797]. Annals of Agriculture, 31, 79-80. com) Abstract: John Snow was a physician but his studies of the way in which cholera is spread have long attracted the interest of hydrogeologists. From his investigation into the epidemiology of the cholera outbreak around the well in Broad Street, London, in 1854, Snow gained valuable evidence that cholera is spread by contamination of drinking water. Subsequent research by others showed that the well was contaminated by sewage.
In 1832 William Snow is listed as a farmer in Queen Street, and Richardson describes John Snow as the son of a farmer. In the 1830s William also bought four more houses in Queen Street and rented them out. In 1841 the family moved to a farm at Rawcliffe, then a village to the NE of the city. This transition from unskilled manual worker to farmer, from labourer to landowner, albeit perhaps on a small scale, is notable. Snow (2000a) speculates that William Snow may have made money to buy the farm at Rawcliffe by selling the Queen Street property to a railway company, but where did he get the money to buy these properties in the first place?