Joseph P. Iddings

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Joseph Paxson Iddings (January 21, 1857 – September 8, 1920) was an American geologist and a petrologist.[1][2][3][4] The National Academies Press called Iddings "an outstanding leader of petrology".[1] The New York Times called him "a distinguished petrologist".[5] Iddings was a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[1] a member of the Geological Society of London,[1] the American Philosophical Society,[1] a fellow of the Geological Society of America,[1] a member of the Scientific Society of Christiania,[1] an honorary member of the Société française de Mineralogie,[1] an honorary curator of petrology in the U.S. National Museum.[1] Yale University established Iddings Scholarship for Graduate Studies.[1]


Further reading[edit]

Yoder, Jr., H.S. (1970–80). "Iddings, Joseph Paxson". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 7. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 5–6. ISBN 978-0-684-10114-9.