By Richard J. Howarth
Frank Coles Phillips was once a petrographer, mineralogist and structural petrologist operating in the course of the 20 th century. He used to be very influential, either within the united kingdom and in another country and used to be chargeable for encouraging the advance of structural geology as a self-discipline in Australia and for the adoption of the stereogram as a basic interpretational instrument in a structural geology within the united kingdom. He used to be a very good instructor, possibly top recognized among mineralogists and geologists of this day for his vintage textbooks, An creation to Crystallography and using Stereographic Projection in Structural Geology. Phillips used to be the 1st to use the equipment of structural petrology (the research of the microscopic textile of deformed rock) in a try to resolve the advanced structural historical past of the Moine rocks of northwestern Scotland. His findings have been at odds with these of his contemporaries and led to the Moine petrofabrics changing into embroiled on a long-running controversy, in simple terms thoroughly resolved because the mid-1980s.
This geological biography of an significance twentieth century mineralogist and petrologist takes a severe examine Phillips' study within the context of contemporaneous advancements in structural and Moine geology. It studies his paintings when it comes to either earlier difficulties and current ideas. it is going to be of curiosity to all geologists, specially structural and microstructural geologists, historians of sciences and the final reader with an curiosity in technology.
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