|George F. Hart, Ph. D.
studied at Sheffield University, England
and Moscow State University, Russia prior to working in Africa, USA and
India. He is Professor emeritus in Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana
University. George Hart's professional career as a geologist spans
over a 50 year period and progressed from research, to the Head of a
Research Unit, to extensive teaching, to administration of the entire
Research Program of the
Louisiana Geological Survey. During the whole time he was actively
involved with applied studies involving various aspects of
stratigraphy, fuel resources [oil, gas, coal, and lignite],
paleobiology, and environmental analysis, using the tools of
stratigraphy, palaeontology, sedimentology, statistics and computer
analysis. Throughout his entire career he has worked in deltaic
systems commencing with his Ph.D. on the Karroo coal bearing deltaic
sediments of Tanganyika, to his recent work on the deltas of Peninsular
India and the initiation of the World Delta Database
His special interests include silver jewelry and wooden carvings from Africa and Peninsular India, building materials, and the study of the techniques used in home construction throughout the world. His original technical education was two years studying Building Construction at Darlington Technical School, England which eventually led to his most recent project :the construction of Hart's Abode. Hart's Abode is built on 35 acres in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, above Boulder, Colorado, and set in a Shangri La location on the western slope of Boulder Mountain. The home is a blend of ancient and modern: an antique collection of wooden carved doors and beams blend seamlessly with modern construction materials that form the structure of the main building.
Professional scientific activities: http://www.geol.lsu.edu/Faculty/Hart/AUTHOR/summary.htm
Curriculum vitae: http://www.geol.lsu.edu/Faculty/Hart/AUTHOR/bitvit03.htm.
from the humorist John Kineman
Instructor in Field methods at Moscow State University Field Camp, Crimea 1961