GEOLOGISTS

Geologists are important to the advancement of geology. These scientists study the makeup of the Earth and its geologic processes. Here you can learn about geologists.
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Lyell, Sir Charles

Lyell, Sir Charles (1797-1875), a British geologist. In Principles of Geology (3 volumes, 1830-33), Lyell conclusively demonstrated that the earth was very old and that its form had changed slowly, mainly from conditions such as erosion rather than great natural disasters.

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  • William Edmond Logan

    William Edmond Logan

    Logan, William Edmond (1798-1875), a Canadian geologist, gained fame for his pioneering work researching coal, glacial action, early fossil evidence of life, and ancient rocks. See more »

  • William Smith

    William Smith

    Smith, William (1769-1839) was an English geologist and is widely viewed as the founder of English geology. See more »

  • Winchell, Alexander

    Winchell, Alexander

    Winchell, Alexander (1824-1891), a United States geologist. His lectures and writings acquainted many people in the United States with new developments in science. See more »

  • Wolberg, Donald Lester

    Wolberg, Donald Lester

    Wolberg, Donald Lester (1949 -) is an American paleontologist who made important discoveries and promoted knowledge of paleontology to the public. See more »

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