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Jean de Charpentier

(1786—1855)


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(1786–1855)

A Swiss superintendent of mines, Charpentier made extensive field studies in the Alps. Using evidence of erratic boulders and moraines, he hypothesized that Swiss glaciers had once been much more extensive. His ideas were taken up and developed by Agassiz.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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