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Category: Disambiguation Charles Lyell The frontispiece from Principles of Geology Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, KT, (November 14, 1797 â February 22, 1875), Scottish lawyer, geologist, and populariser of uniformitarianism. ... The Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Walter Lyell, Baron Lyell of Markyate (born 6 December 1938) is a British Conservative politician. ... Lyell Island is a large island, part of Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia, Canada, located at . ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...
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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