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The Fascinating Life and Legacy of Massachusetts Dinosaur Pioneer Edward Hitchcock (Zoom)

Please register here. This program is sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library. 


Author Robert T. McMaster will discuss his latest book, All the Light Here Comes From Above: The Life and Legacy of Edward Hitchcock.  A native of Deerfield, MA, Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864) was one of 19th-century America's most influential scientists. A geological pioneer, he was the first State Geologist of Massachusetts, the first American geologist to publicly embrace the theory of continental glaciation and the first scientist to unearth evidence of dinosaurs in North America.


Robert T. McMaster's interest in Edward Hitchcock began when he visited the Pratt Museum of Natural History at Amherst College over half a century ago. He earned an M.A. in biological sciences at Smith College and a Ph.D. in plant biology at the University of Massachusetts. He has authored many articles on botany, conservation biology, and the history of science, and has written three historical novels set in New England in the World War I era.


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Tuesday, July 5, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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