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Encyclopedia > Lyell

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Charles Lyell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (526 words)
Charles Lyell was born in Kinnordy, Forfarshire, Scotland, the eldest of ten children.
Lyell's father, also named Charles, was a botanist of minor repute and first exposed the younger Charles to the study of nature.
Lyell crater on the Moon and a crater on Mars were named in his honour.
Charles Lyell (1797-1875) geologist. (584 words)
Lyell is most famous for his great geological opus: The Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes now in Operation (3 vols 1830-33).
Lyell was obsessed with the implications of the evolutionary theory of J.B. Lamarck.
Lyell's methods and style greatly influenced a number of important men of science in Victorian Britain, perhaps most famously the young Charles Darwin on the voyage of the Beagle.
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