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Osmond Fisher

(1817—1914) Church of England clergyman and geologist


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(1817–1914) An Anglican clergyman, Fisher was the author of the first textbook on geophysics: The Physics of the Earth's Crust (1881). He argued that the Earth had a thin crust, and that convection currents in the fluid interior were the cause of mountain building, rifts, etc. He postulated that the Moon had been torn from the Pacific, causing the continents to be pulled apart.

From A Dictionary of Earth Sciences in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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