ISRAEL COOK RUSSELL (1852-),), American geologist, was born at Garrattsville, New York, on the 10th of December 1852. He graduated at New York University in 1872, and later studied at the School of Mines, Columbia, where he was;assistant professor of geology from 1875-77. He was assistant Geologist on the United States Geographical and Geological Surveys in 1878, and in 1880 became attached to the Geological Survey of the United States. In 1892 he was appointed professor of geology in the university of Michigan.
His publications include Sketch of the Geological History of Lake Lahontan (1885); The Newark System (Bulletin No. 85 U.S. Geol. Survey, 1892); Present and Extinct Lakes of Nevada (1896); Glaciers of North America (1897); Volcanoes of North America (1897); Glaciers of Mount Rainier (Ann. Rep. U.S. Geol. Survey, 1898); and North America (1900).
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