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HONESS, Arthur Pharaoh.

(1887 – 1942)

(Born: Berea, Ohio, U.S.A., 10 August 1887; Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 17 December 1942) American mineralogist & economic geologist.

Honess graduated from Oberlin College, Ohio in 1914, becoming assistant in mineralogy under A.H. Phillips at Princeton University. In 1917, he was appointed assistant professor of mineralogy at Pennsylvania State College, becoming full professor there in 1931.

Biographical references: ABA: II 282, 38. American Mineralogist: 28 (1943), no. 3, 151-4, portait [by W.M. Myers]. Mineralogical Magazine: 28 (1947), no. 199, 202 [by L.J. Spencer]. Proceedings of the Geological Society of America: 1943, 195-200, portait [by P.D. Krynine]. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, 1289 & Suppl. 1 (1986), 1, 500. WBI. World Who's Who in Science: 822.

1. English, 1927.
The Nature, Origin and | Interpretation of the | Etch Figures on Crystals | By | Arthur P. Honess, D.Sc. | Associate Professor of Mineralogy and Petrography, | Pennsylvania State College | New York | John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | London: Chapman & Hall, Limited | 1927.

8°: [i]-xi, [1] Blank, [1]-171, [1] p., frontispiece, one plate, 14 text illus., 79 photographs, index.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "The Nature, Origin and | Interpretation of the | Etch Figures on Crystals," verso blank.; [Facing pg 1], Frontispiece, "Natural Etch Figures on Aragonite."; [iii-iv], Title page, verso "Copyright 1927 | By Arthur P. Honess | ..."; v-vi, "Preface."; vii, "Contents."; [viii], Blank.; ix-xiii, "Introduction."; [1 pg], Blank.; ix-xiii, "Introduction." [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-164, Text.; 165-171, "Index."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. Determinative mineralogy. "This book represents an attempt to bring together, from a number of different sources, ... the more outstanding facts concerning the nature and origin of Etch Figures as produced by solvent action upon the plane surfaces of crystals."-Preface

Contents: I. A History of the Developement of the Etch Method; II. A Description of the Method Employed in the Etching and Examination of Crystals; III. The Etch Figure; IV. Anomalous Etch Figures and Suggestions as to their Origin; V. The Importance of the Etch Figure in Isomorphism; VI. The Symmetry of Several Important Minerals as Shown by Their Etchings; VII. Summary and Conclusions.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 74.