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John Playfair

(1748—1819) mathematician and geologist


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(1748–1819)

Scottish mathematician, who popularized and promoted the plutonist and uniformitarian theories of James Hutton, rewriting his work to make it more easily readable (1802).

Subjects: Philosophy — Science and Mathematics.


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