Simon Nathan

 

Full Name: Simon Nathan

Position: Emeritus Scientist

Contact details

Email: S.Nathan
Phone: +64-4-570 4837

Qualifications

1967: MSc; 1981: Postgraduate Diploma, Geological Survey & Remote Sensing; 1988: DSc, Geology

Areas of expertise

Business Development: History of Science
Geology: Regional Geology
Geology: Web design and dissemination of data

Professional activities

Geological Society of New Zealand: Convenor, Historical Studies Group
Geological Society of New Zealand: (President 2000-2001)
Professional Historians Association of New Zealand (PHANZA): Member
NZ Society of Authors (PEN): Member

Major publications

Nathan, J.; Nathan, S. 2015 My dearest Georgie : transcriptions of 24 letters from James Hector to his wife Georgiana. 2nd ed. [Wellington, N.Z.]: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133A. 42 p.

Nathan, S. 2015 James Hector : explorer, scientist, leader. Lower Hutt: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 140. 264 p.

Nathan, S. 2015 Selected documents relating to the life and work of James Hector (1834-1907). [Wellington?]: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133L. 69 p.

Nathan, S.; Burns, R.; Mildenhall, E. 2015 A bibliography of publications by or about James Hector (1834-1907). [Wellington?]: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133M. 52 p.

Nathan, S.; Wright, L. 2015 Processing gold-bearing quartz ore in the early twentieth century : an illustrated case history from the Snowy River battery, Waiuta, New Zealand. Wellington, N.Z.: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 142. 19 p.

Smith, M.; Nathan, S. 2015 A visiting paleontologist's impression of New Zealand in 1900. Journal of the Historical Studies Group / Geological Society of New Zealand, 50: 31-38

Nathan, S. 2014 Emplacement of a high-level granitoid complex : the Berlins Porphyry, near Westport, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57(3): 344-350; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2013.877494

Nathan, S. 2014 Research institutions. web page IN: Te ara : the encyclopedia of New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Nathan, S. 2014 James Hector and the first geological maps of New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 44(2/3): 88-100; doi: 10.1080/03036758.2013.877495

Nathan, S.; Nathan, J.; Burns, R. 2014 Domestic expenditure of the Hector family in the early 1870s. Tuhinga, 25: 1-15

Burns, R.; Nathan, S. 2013 James Hector in Northland, 1865-1866. [Wellington?]: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133G. 57 p.

Mortimer, N.; Nathan, S.; Jongens, R.; Kawachi, Y.; Ryland, C.; Cooper, A.F.; Stewart, M.; Randall, S. 2013 Regional metamorphism of the Early Palaeozoic Greenland Group, South Westland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 56(1): 1-15; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2012.734830

Burns, R.; Nathan, S. 2012 My dear Dr Haast : transcriptions of selected letters from Robert Langley Holmes to Julius Haast between 1864-65 and 1868-70. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133C. 53 p.

Burns, R.; Nathan, S. 2012 My dear Hooker : transcriptions of letters from James Hector to Joseph Dalton Hooker between 1860 and 1898. [Wellington?]: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133B. 207 p.

Burns, R.; Nathan, S. 2012 A quick run home : correspondence while James Hector was overseas in 1875-1876. [Wellington?]: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133E. 142 p.

Mildenhall, E.; Burns, R.; Nathan, S. 2012 Transcriptions of selected letters from Frederick Wollaston Hutton to James Hector and Julius Haast. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133F. 141 p.

Nolden, S.; Burns, R.; Nathan, S. 2012 The correspondence of Julius Haast and James Hector, 1862-1887. Geoscience Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 133D. 315 p.

Nathan, S. 2011 Hector's map of the Otago Province. Dunedin: University of Otago Library, Hocken Collections. web page

Nathan, S. 2011 Joseph Divis : mining-town photographer. Turnbull Library record, 43(2010-11): 117-128

Nathan, S. 2011 Harold Wellman and the Alpine Fault of New Zealand. Episodes, 34(1): 51-56

Nathan, S.; Wright, L.; Wilshire, B. 2010 Through the eyes of a miner : the photography of Joseph Divis. Wellington: Steele Roberts. 112 p.

Nathan, S. 2009- West Coast region. web page IN: Te ara : the encyclopedia of New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Nathan, S. 2009 What happened to the Heaphy Subdivision? Journal of the Historical Studies Group / Geological Society of New Zealand, 37: 11-17

Nash, T.; Bell, D.; Davies, T.; Nathan, S. 2008 Analysis of the formation and failure of Ram Creek landslide dam, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 51(3): 187-193

Nathan, S. 2008 A question of ethics. p. 24-25 IN: Graham, I.J. (ed.) A continent on the move : New Zealand geoscience into the 21st century. Wellington: Geological Society of New Zealand in association with GNS Science. Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 124.

Nathan, S. 2008- Conservation : a history. web page IN: Te ara : the encyclopedia of New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Nathan, S.; Varnham, M. (eds) 2008 The amazing world of James Hector. 1st ed. Wellington: Awa Press. 185 p.

Nathan, S. 2007- Geological exploration. web page IN: Te ara : the encyclopedia of New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Nathan, S. 2005 Harold Wellman : a man who moved New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: Victoria University Press. 272 p.

Phillips, C.J.; Cooper, A.F.; Palin, J.M.; Nathan, S. 2005 Geochronological constraints on Cretaceous-Paleocene volcanism in south Westland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 48(1): 1-14

Nathan, S. 2004 Andalusite and cordierite hornfelses on the Heaphy Track near Perry Saddle. Newsletter / Geological Society of New Zealand, 133: 8-14

Cowan, H.; Falconer, R.; Nathan, S. 2002 Gaps in the understanding and mitigation of earthquake hazards. 5 p. IN: Proceedings of the 2002 Australia-New Zealand Planning Congress. Australia-New Zealand Planning Congress, 2002

Nathan, S.; Hayward, B.W. 2002 Incorporating distinctive landscape and geological information into the planning process : the New Zealand Geopreservation Inventory. 8 p. IN: Proceedings of the 2002 Australia-New Zealand Planning Congress. Australia-New Zealand Planning Congress, 2002

Nathan, S.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Suggate, R.P. (comps) 2002 Geology of the Greymouth area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 12. 58 p. + fold. map

Nathan, S.; Stirling, M.W.; Brunsdon, D.; Webb, P. 2002 Guidelines for the use and development of land close to active earthquake faults. 5 p. IN: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Inc Technical Conference and AGM, War Memorial Centre, Napier, Friday/Sunday 15-17 March 2002 : conference technical papers. Johnsonville: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Nathan, S.; Thompson, B.N.; Hayward, B.W. 2002 Bibliography of New Zealand earth science theses. 2nd. ed. Geological Society of New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 113.

Mason, B.; Nathan, S. 2001 From mountains to meteorites. [Lower Hutt]: Geological Society of New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 109. 72 p.

Nicol, A.; Nathan, S. 2001 Folding and the formation of bedding-parallel faults on the western limb of Grey Valley Syncline near Blackball, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 44(1): 127-135

Nathan, S.; Thurlow, C.; Warnes, P.; Zucchetto, R. 2000 Geochronology database for New Zealand rocks (2nd edition) : 1961-1999. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 2000/11. 51 p.

Gage, M.; Nathan, S. 1999 A geologist remembers : recollections of fieldwork. Wellington: Geological Society of New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 102. 52 p.

Roser, B.P.; Nathan, S. 1997 An evaluation of elemental mobility during metamorphism of a turbidite sequence (Greenland Group, New Zealand). Geological Magazine, 134: 219-234

Kamp, P.J.J.; Webster, K.S.; Nathan, S. 1996 Thermal history analysis by integrated modelling of apatite fission track and vitrinite reflectance data : application to an inverted basin (Buller Coalfield, New Zealand). Basin research, 8(4): 383-402

Lloyd, E.F.; Nathan, S.; Smith, I.E.; Stewart, R.B. 1996 Volcanic history of Macauley Island, Kermadec Ridge, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 39(2): 295-308

Nathan, S. 1996 Geology of the Buller Coalfield. Scale 1:50 000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences geological map 23.

Roser, B.P.; Cooper, R.A.; Nathan, S.; Tulloch, A.J. 1996 Reconnaissance sandstone geochemistry, provenance, and tectonic setting of the lower Paleozoic terranes of the West Coast and Nelson, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 39(1): 1-16; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1996.9514690

Sutherland, R.; Nathan, S.; Turnbull, I.M.; Beu, A.G. 1995 Pliocene-Quaternary sedimentation and Alpine Fault related tectonics in the lower Cascade valley, South Westland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 38(4): 431-450

Nathan, S. 1993 Revising the 1:250,000 Geological Map of New Zealand : a discussion paper. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 93/26. 26 p.

Nathan, S.; Anderson, H.J.; Cook, R.A.; Herzer, R.H.; Hoskins, R.H.; Raine, J.I.; Smale, D. 1986 Cretaceous and Cenozoic sedimentary basins of the West Coast region, South Island, New Zealand. Wellington: SIPC, DSIR. New Zealand Geological Survey basin studies 1. 89 p.

Lloyd, E.F.; Nathan, S. 1981 Geology and tephrochronology of Raoul Island, Kermadec Group, New Zealand. Wellington: DSIR. New Zealand Geological Survey bulletin 95. 105 p.

Nathan, S. 1978 Geological map of New Zealand 1:63,360 Sheet S31 & pt. S32 Buller-Lyell. 1st ed. Wellington: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Geological map of New Zealand 1:63,360 S31/pt S32. 1 fold. map + 1 booklet

Nathan, S. 1978 Geological map of New Zealand 1:63,360 Sheet S44 Greymouth. 1st ed. Wellington: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Geological map of New Zealand 1:63,360 S44. 1 fold. map + 1 booklet

Nathan, S. 1976 Geochemistry of the Greenland Group (Early Ordovician), New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 19(5): 683-706; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1976.10426314

Nathan, S. 1974 Petrology of the Berlins Porphyry : a study of the crystallisation of granitic magma. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 4(4): 463-483

Nathan, S.; Fruchter, J.S. 1974 Geochemical and paleomagnetic stratigraphy of the Picture Gorge and Yakima basalts (Columbia River Group) in central Oregon. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 85: 63-76

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