H. T. De la Beche

(1796—1855) geologist

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Founder of the British Geological Survey, the Museum of Practical Geology, the Mining Records Office, and the School of Mines, all of which are in Britain. De la Beche was a careful observer and skilled cartographer and artist, who emphasized the importance of stratigraphy and pioneered the reconstruction of ancient environments.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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