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James Hutton

(1726—1797) geologist


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(1726–97) [Bi]

British traveller and pioneer geologist. He argued the uniformitarian view of geological processes, notably in his Theory of Earth, published in 1785.

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J. Playfair, 1997, James Hutton and Joseph Black: biographies. Edinburgh: RSE Scotland Foundation

Subjects: science and mathematics — arts and humanities.


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