I have many fossil books and I can honestly say that this is the ONE BEST book for fossils in Minnesota!
$30 includes postage, coming directly from the author, Professor Robert E. Sloan – he may even sign it! Very Reasonable! Limited copies left!
Go to the second page of bluffcountryfossils.net for ordering information HERE.
Professor Sloan was a college professor and it reads like a text book. My only observation on what would have made it better is the inclusion of an index – doesn’t have one. If you buy only one book on fossils in Minnesota, this should be it, forget the rest!
If you are a school looking at purchasing multiple copies, please email Sally Sloan, Robert’s wife of 60 years,
at email@example.com for a possible volume discount.
These are fiercely private people! DO NOT bother them at home or attempt to call them!
A series of interviews with
Professor Robert E. Sloan regarding his career, the recent history of paleontology,
and the life of an American scientist in the second half of the twentieth century.
Even as a lay person, I found these interviews fascinating reading!
Discover the life of Robert E. Sloan, American Scientist in the twentieth century and how far paleontology has come!
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT E. SLOAN
“At the time I write this (August 1995 to April 1996) I am a full Professor of Geology, at the
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, who has taught geology to some 18,000 students, trained
some 3000 people to shoot, collected many hundreds of thousands of fossils, written some 90
professional papers, 4 books, 80 articles on narrow gauge railroad history and model railroading,
and 10 pieces of teaching software. I have produced 13 Ph.D. students, most of whom are now
professors themselves and 17 master’s students who are professional geologists. I will teach at the
drop of a hat, usually without notes, and usually by telling stories. I have never been bored since I
learned to read. I have been married to the same very exciting woman for 42 years and have two
daughters, two nieces and two nephews. I will not have any grandchildren, so I will be remembered
only professionally, by my students and my nieces’ and nephews’ children. I have been very pleased
with my choice of paleontology as a career, it isn’t everyone who has gotten to do as an adult just
what he wanted to do as a child…”
A link to his 152 page autobiography – Enjoy the Man behind the Science!
Books by Professor Sloan
Mammals from the St. Mary River Formation (Cretaceous) of Southwestern Alberta
More editions of Sewall Wright Taught Me:
- Sewall Wright Taught Me: ISBN 1906267030 (1-906267-03-0) Softcover, Euston Grove Press
- Sewall Wright Taught Me: ISBN 1906267049 (1-906267-04-9) Softcover, Euston Grove Press
- Sewall Wright Taught Me: ISBN 1906267022 (1-906267-02-2) Softcover, Euston Grove Press
Opening on Wright from Wiki:
“Sewall Green Wright (December 21, 1889 – March 3, 1988) was an American geneticist known for his influential work on evolutionary theory and also for his work on path analysis. With R. A. Fisher and J.B.S. Haldane, he was a founder of theoretical population genetics. He is the discoverer of the inbreeding coefficient and of methods of computing it in pedigrees. He extended this work to populations, computing the amount of inbreeding of members of populations as a result of random genetic drift, and he and Fisher pioneered methods for computing the distribution of gene frequencies among populations as a result of the interaction of natural selection, mutation, migration and genetic drift. The work of Fisher, Wright, and Haldane on theoretical population genetics was a major step in the development of the modern evolutionary synthesis of genetics with evolution. Wright also made major contributions to mammalian genetics and biochemical genetics.”