Robert Jameson

(1774—1854) geologist and natural historian

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(1774–1854) Professor of Natural History at the University of Edinburgh, who studied with Werner and actively promoted Wernerian theories to his own students and in the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal. He translated Cuvier's Discours préliminaire into English (1813), adding Wernerian interpretations.

From A Dictionary of Earth Sciences in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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