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Albert Heim

(1849—1937)


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(1849–1937)

A Swiss alpine geologist, Heim did important work concerned with the theory of mountain building, and on the formation of overthrusts and nappes in the Alps. He supported the idea of a contracting Earth. He also studied the mechanics of rock deformation, proposing that rocks can deform plastically under pressure and that the same pressure causes metamorphism.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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