Paleonet: Announcing BAP 392: Bibliography of James Hall (1811-1898)

Jonathan Hendricks jrh42 at
Fri Sep 15 12:46:59 GMT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) is pleased to announce
publication of *Bulletins of American Paleontology* No. 392: Bibliography
of James Hall (1811-1898) by Alan Stanley Horowitz, Matthew H. Nitecki, and
Doris V. Nitecki, and edited by William I. Ausich. An abstract for BAP 392
is below.

This work is 146 pages in length. The price for BAP 392 is $60 + shipping
and handling, and sales tax.  ISBN: 978-0-87710-520-6

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Abstract:  James Hall (1811–1898) is commonly credited as being the Father
of North American Geology and Paleontology. Hall was hired by the state of
New York in 1836 to assist in the geological survey of western New York,
and he remained employed with the state of New York throughout his entire
life. His initial responsibilities included mapping the richly
fossiliferous Silurian and Devonian strata of western New York, but his
work extended throughout North America. Hall helped to take North American
geology from its infancy to a discipline comparable to contemporary geology
in Western Europe. Today, he is best known as one of the earliest
paleontologists to work in eastern North America. He was, however, also a
pioneer in establishing stratigraphic nomenclature usage for North America,
developing principles of deformation and isostasy, publishing on
geosynclinal models, as well as initiating scientific inquiry on many other
geologic topics. In addition, he trained many of the next generation of
North American geologists and paleontologists. Hall was a founding member
and first president of the Association of American Geologists and
Naturalists, which later became the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, of which Hall was the first president. He was also
the first president of the Geological Society of America and a charter
member of the National Academy of Sciences. Hall was one of the most
prolific paleontologists ever. This bibliography, with notes, lists the
various editions of Hall’s publications with their dates of issue, which
include 1,062 publications, comprising 31,117 pages, 3,374 lithographic
plates, 4,390 text figures, and 40 maps. This is the most comprehensive
list of Hall publications amassed and includes monographs, journal
articles, maps, abstracts, discussions of papers, records of comments at
meetings, popular articles, and newspaper items. This bibliography will be
of considerable use both to paleontologists needing to establish the date
of publication of names of taxa described by Hall and to historians who
want to reconstruct the early development of North American geology and

*Jonathan R. Hendricks*
Director of Publications, Paleontological Research Institution
Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell
1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
*Phone: (607) 273-6623 x20
*Email: jrh42 at
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