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1812

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Prestwich, Sir Joseph (1812–1896), geologist

John C. Thackray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere. 1867 words.

Prestwich, Sir Joseph (1812–1896), geologist, was born on 12 March 1812 at Pensbury, Clapham, the eldest surviving son of Joseph Prestwich, a wine merchant descended from a long line of...

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Pengelly, William (1812–1894), geologist and archaeologist

Michael J. Bishop.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1117 words.

Pengelly, William (1812–1894), geologist and archaeologist, was born on 12 January 1812 at East Looe, Cornwall, the first of ten children of Richard Pengelly (1787–1861), mariner, and his...

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Binney, Edward William (1812–1881), geologist and philanthropist

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1268 words.

Binney, Edward William (1812–1881), geologist and philanthropist, was born on 7 December 1812 at Morton Hall, near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the youngest of the seven sons and two...

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Butterworth, Edwin (1812–1848), topographer and journalist

Alan G. Crosby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 565 words.

Butterworth, Edwin (1812–1848), topographer and journalist, was the tenth child of James Butterworth (1771–1837) and his wife, Hannah Boyton (or Royton; 1774–1836). He was born at Pitses,...

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Kirwan, Richard (1733–1812), chemist and mineralogist

E. L. Scott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Mineralogy and Gems; Medicinal Chemistry. 1420 words.

Kirwan, Richard (1733–1812), chemist and mineralogist, was born at Cloghballymore House, near Kinvara, co. Galway, Ireland, the second son of Martin Kirwan (d. 1741) of Cregg Castle, near...

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Wyld, James, the younger (1812–1887), cartographer and geographical publisher

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Publishing. 950 words.

Wyld, James, the younger (1812–1887), cartographer and geographical publisher, was born in North Street, Lambeth, Surrey, on 20 November 1812, the son of James Wyld the elder and his wife,...

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Cumming, Joseph George (1812–1868), geologist and Church of England clergyman

Robert Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Geology and the Lithosphere. 472 words.

Cumming, Joseph George (1812–1868), geologist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 15 February 1812 at Matlock, Derbyshire, the son of Joseph Notsall Cumming of Matlock. He was...

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Gilbert, John (1812–1845), zoological collector and explorer in Australia

Clemency Thorne Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 910 words.

Gilbert, John (1812–1845), zoological collector and explorer in Australia, was born on 14 March 1812 in Newington Butts, London, the son of William Gilbert (b. c.1793), a carpenter, and his...

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Findlay, Alexander George, the younger (1812–1875), geographer and hydrographer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 888 words.

Findlay, Alexander George, the younger (1812–1875), geographer and hydrographer, was born in London on 6 January 1812.

His father, Alexander Findlay the elder (1790–1870), engraver...

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Seismic moment assessment of earthquakes in stable continental regions—III. New Madrid 1811–1812, Charleston 1886 and Lisbon 1755

Arch C. Johnston.

in Geophysical Journal International

August 1996; p ublished online August 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 0 words.

Summary

The sizes of three major or great historical earthquakes are reassessed using the isoseismal-area-regression tools developed in Parts I and II of...

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Evans, John (b. 1767/8, d. in or after 1812)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 3 words.

See Evans, John

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Mohs's scale of hardness

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 73 words.

Scale, devised in 1812 by the German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs, of the scratch hardness of minerals, as: 1

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Mohs's scale of hardness

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 86 words.

Scale, devised in 1812 by the German mineralogist Friedrich *Mohs, of the scratch *hardness of *minerals, as: 1 ...

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Friedrich Mohs

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

(1773–1839)

A German mineralogist, Mohs was a student of Werner and succeeded him at Freiberg University before moving to become professor of mineralogy in Vienna. In 1812, he...

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Hawkins, Thomas (1810–1889), palaeontological collector

M. A. Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology. 1193 words.

Hawkins, Thomas (1810–1889), palaeontological collector, was born on 25 July 1810 near Glastonbury, the son of John Hawkins (d. 1830), farmer and cattle dealer, and his wife, Edith (d....

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Francis Beaufort

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

(1774–1857) British hydrographer

Beaufort was born in Navan in Ireland; his father was a cleric of Huguenot origin who took an active interest in geography and topography,...

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Testing the accelerating moment release (AMR) hypothesis in areas of high stress

Aurélie Guilhem, Roland Bürgmann, Andrew M. Freed and Syed Tabrez Ali.

in Geophysical Journal International

November 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 10029 words.

Several retrospective analyses have proposed that significant increases in moment release occurred prior to many large earthquakes of recent times. However, the finding of accelerating...

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Uranus

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Earth Sciences and Geography.

The seventh planet in the solar system, discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel (1738–1822), although he described it as a comet. It was named Uranus by J. E. Bode. Its equatorial radius...

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Evolution of stress in Southern California for the past 200 years from coseismic, postseismic and interseismic stress changes

Andrew M. Freed, Syed Tabrez Ali and Roland Bürgmann.

in Geophysical Journal International

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 10278 words.

Summary

The seismicity of southern California results from stresses that arise from the relative motion of the Pacific and North American Plates being...

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Quin, Edward (1794–1828), cartographer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History. 682 words.

Quin, Edward (1794–1828), cartographer, son of Edward Turnly Quin (1762–1823), a newspaper editor of Irish protestant descent, and his wife, Ann Delhoste, matriculated from Magdalen Hall,...

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