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  Sir Charles Lyell - LoveToKnow 1911
SIR CHARLES LYELL (1797-1875), British geologist, was the eldest soar of Charles Lyell of Kinnordy, Forfarshire, and was born on the 14th of November 1797, on the family estate in Scotland.
Lyell was knighted in 1848, and was created a baronet in 1864, in which year he was president of the British Association at Bath.
The Lyell Medal, established in 1875 under the will of Sir Charles Lyell, is cast in bronze and is to be awarded annually (or from time to time) by the Council of the Geological Society.
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 Sir Charles Lyell & Prof. T. H. Huxley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875) was a British geologist.
Lyell was able to date the ages of rocks by using fossils embedded in the stone as time indicators.
Lyell himself had believed that the various species of plants and animals had remained unchanged since they were created.
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 Charles Lyell
Charles Lyell was born November 14 1797 at Kinnordy, a family estate near Forfar, of England (Bailey 1).
Lyell’s first involvement of natural history took place while recovering from an illness by means of collecting insects, identifying them with pictures of his father’s books, and watching their transformations (Bailey 8).
Charles Lyell was an English geologist who contributed greatly in the field of natural history and has made a lasting effect on the idea of evolution.
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 Charles Lyell (1797-1875) geologist.
Charles Lyell was the son of a wealthy gentleman who had inherited a large estate in Scotland.
Lyell was obsessed with the implications of the evolutionary theory of J.B. Lamarck.
Lyell's methods and style greatly influenced a number of important men of science in Victorian Britain, perhaps most famously the young Charles Darwin on the voyage of the Beagle.
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 Sir Charles Lyell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Charles Lyell was a geologist, whose contributions lie mainly in the field of stratigraphy.
Lyell reasoned that the rate of change to the earth’s surface is slow and stable, thus the age of the earth could be estimated.
Lyell calculated the age of the earth by identifying different layers of strata; the deeper the level of strata relative to the earth’s surface, the older the strata.
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 Charles Lyell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Lyell was born in Kinnordy, Angus, the eldest of ten children.
Lyell's father, also named Charles, was a lawyer and botanist of minor repute and first exposed the younger Charles to the study of nature.
Lyell's interpretation of geologic change as the steady accumulation of minute changes over enormously long spans of time was also a central theme in the Principles, and a powerful influence on the young Charles Darwin, who brought the first edition with him aboard H.
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 Lyell, Sir Charles - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
He championed and won general acceptance of the theory of uniformity of causes, which was first proposed by James Hutton (as opposed to the theory of catastrophism) in his Principles of Geology (3 vol., 1830-33), which went into 12 editions in his lifetime.
Lyell furthered the idea central to uniformitarianism, that the present processes acted on the earth in the same way all the way through time and at about the same intensity.
Lyell's work was influential in shaping 19th-century ideas not only in geology specifically, but in scientific fields as a whole; he facilitated later acceptance of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
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 Angus Council | Local History | People of Angus | Sir Charles Lyell (1797 - 1875) an eminent scientist
Charles spent much of his childhood at the family’s other home, Bartley Lodge in the New Forest, where his interest in the natural world was sparked.
Lyell’s prose is witty and subtle, and beautifully argued.
Lyell was the first to discuss metamorphic rocks and their age, and in 1837 he published The Elements of Geology, a textbook for serious students of the science, which, like The Principles he spent his life revising, keeping abreast of new developments.
www.angus.gov.uk /history/features/people/lyell.htm   (452 words)

 wais:topics:charles lyell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Lyell's major contribution was demonstrating that physical, chemical, and biological forces operating over long periods of geological time produced all features of the Earth's surface.
Lyell's extensive investigations of rock formations and the strata of the earth's crust convinced him his data were better explained by James Hutton's uniformitarian theory of gradual and ongoing change.
Lyell was born at Kinnordy in eastern Scotland.
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 Charles Darwin - MSN Encarta
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British scientist, who laid the foundation of modern evolutionary theory with his concept of the development of all forms of life through the slow-working process of natural selection.
The catastrophist viewpoint (but not the immutability of species) was challenged by the English geologist Sir Charles Lyell in his three-volume work Principles of Geology (1830-1833).
Lyell maintained that Earth’s surface is undergoing constant change, the result of natural forces operating uniformly over long periods.
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 Charles Lyell (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Charles Lyell was born in Kinnordy, Forfarshire, Scotland, the eldest of ten children.
Lyell's father, also named Charles, was a botanist of minor repute and first exposed the younger Charles to the study of nature.
Charles Darwin was a close personal friend, and Lyell was one of the first prominent scientists to support The Origin of Species — though he never fully accepted natural selection as the driving engine behind evolution.
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 Charles Lyell Biography | scit_0512345_package.xml
Charles Lyell is considered by many to be the father of modern geology.
Lyell was familiar with contemporary theories of the history of Earth and with various explanations for the geologic phenomena he observed.
Lyell's third volume dealt with paleontology and stratigraphy (the ordering and interpretation of layers of rock), in which he became the first to try to arrange more recent rocks in a coherent order, dividing them into epochs according to the fossils contained in various strata.
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Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was the fourth child of Dr. Robert Darwin and grandson of Erasmus Darwin.
Although Thomas Malthus was not a scientific writer like Erasmus Darwin and Charles Lyell, he had quite a strong influence on the intellectuals of his era due to the popularity and acceptance of his theories on population growth.
Both Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin were devoted believers of Uniformitarianism which established that "no forces had been active in the past history of the earth that are not also working today" (Nelson and Jurmain., 1991, p.36).
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 Charles Lyell Biography | World of Scientific Discovery
Lyell was born in Kinnordy, Scotland, the son of well-to-do parents.
When Lyell was less than a year old, his father moved his family to the south of England where he leased a house near the New Forest in Hampshire.
Lyell believed change was a gradual process that occurred over a long period of time at a constant rate.
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 Rocky Road: Charles Lyell
When Lyell introduced this concept in 1830, it was a controversial idea; many people relied on the story of the biblical flood to explain the earth's features, though most of Lyell's gentlemen-geologist colleagues did not.
Lyell only reluctantly accepted the theory of evolution; for much of his life, he maintained a steady-state view of the earth and its inhabitants, arguing that as one species went extinct, another appeared.
Lyell withheld his support of Agassiz's theory for decades, because it stood in direct opposition to his own hypotheses of a steady-state earth.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Charles Lyell (1797)
Charles Lyell was born in Kinnordy, Forfarshire, Scotland,; the eldest of ten children.
Charles Darwin was a close personal friend, and Lyell was one of the first prominent scientists to support The Origin of Species -- though he never fully accepted natural selection as the driving engine behind evolution.
In fact, Lyell was instrumental in arranging the peaceful co-publication of the theory of natural selection by Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace in 1858,; after each discovered it independently.
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 Alfred Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, and “In Memoriam”
Alfred Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, and “In Memoriam”
On the fourteenth of November 1797 Charles Lyell was born.
Lyell used indirect methods such as measuring the rates of sedimentation to measure the age of the earth.
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 Unofficial SJG Archive - People - Charles Lyell (1797-1875)
Lyell's father, Charles Lyell of Kinnordy, was a Scots laird who was torn between scientific and liteary interests.
It was conceivable to Lyell that man and our familiar animals could all become extinct, only to be replaced by dinosaurs again in a subsequent creation, followed, in some distant age, by a "new creation" of man. Aside from historians of science, Lyell's belief in cyclic time has been all but forgotten.
Charles Darwin had Lyell in mind when he wryly remarked that scientific men should be put to death at the age of 60, so their inflexible habits of mind could not interfere with the progress of the newer generations.
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 Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was born in Shrewsbury, England.
Charles was the grandson of two very prominent men of the time, Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) and Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795).
It was the research Charles Darwin did while aboard the HMS Beagle that formed the basis for his classic work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (Origin of Species), published in 1859.
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 Sir Charles Lyell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Sir Charles Lyell was born in Scotland on November 14, 1797 and died in London on February 22, 1875.
Lyell stressed that the antiquity of human species was far beyond the accepted theories of that time.
Lyell was married and his wife preceded him in death.
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 Lyell | Sir | Charles | 1797-1875 | geologist
Lyell argued that the natural order of the past was uniform with that of the present; the same physical laws held true and the same kinds of processes occurred.
Lyell's theoretical positions even when wrong, were always carefully reasoned; and he showed an extraordinary capacity even into old age to understand the meaning of new evidence and to change his mind.
Sir Charles Lyell was married to Mary Elizabeth Horner, daughter of educationalist and geologist Leonard Horner (1785-1864) and his brother Henry was married to her sister Katherine Murray Horner.
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 Evolution: Library: Charles Lyell: Principles of Geology
Charles Darwin read, and was much influenced by, Lyell's Principles of Geology while aboard HMS Beagle.
Lyell argued that the formation of Earth's crust took place through countless small changes occurring over vast periods of time, all according to known natural laws.
Like the forces Lyell talked of, the shifting and rising and falling of land (as illustrated by the Temple of Serapis), Darwin held that the forces seen today in the biologic world -- reproduction, inheritance, and competition -- gradually produced the whole diversity of life on Earth.
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Lyell's book ranks 1st in a recent survey of geologists' favorite books by D. Triplehorn and J. Triplehorn as reported in the Journal of Geological Education (1993, 41: 260-261).
In the final volume, Lyell demonstrates synthetically the power of inorganic and organic processes of change by using them to explain the phenomena of the recent Tertiary period.
Despite being the premier geologist of his generation, Lyell's "ahistorical" theoretical views were often out of step with the mainstream of 19th century historical geology.
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 Charles Lyell
British geologist, the eldest son of Charles Lyell of Kinnordy, Forfarshire, and born on the 14th of November 1797, on the family estate in Scotland.
Only a few days before his death Sir Charles finished revising the first volume of the 12th edition; the revision of the second volume was completed by his nephew Leonard Lyell; and the work appeared in 1876.
In 1831-33 Lyell was professor of geology at King's College, London, and delivered while there a course of lectures, whieh became the foundation of the Elements of Geology.
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 Uniformitarianism: Charles Lyell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Lyell wanted to find a way to make geology a true science of its own, built on observation and not susceptible to wild speculations or dependent on the supernatural.
Lyell found evidence that valleys were formed through the slow process of erosion, not by catastrophic floods.
Lyell's version of geology came to be known as uniformitarianism, because of his fierce insistence that the processes that alter the Earth are uniform through time.
evolution.berkeley.edu /evolibrary/article/0_0_0/history_12   (890 words)

 Geological Climates and the Origin of Species, by Alfred Russel Wallace
Lyell, had the audacity to strike at the very root of this theory, and to demonstrate by masterly reasoning and by a vast array of facts, that almost every portion of it was radically unsound.
Lyell investigated them with the most painstaking minuteness, applied the tests of survey and measurement, and showed that, taking into consideration the element of long periods of time, they were, in almost every case, fully adequate to explain those phenomena.
Sir Charles Lyell has given a full account of the enormous quantity of sediment brought down by the Ganges and the Mississippi, and has calculated at what rate the deltas of these rivers have been formed, and how vast an extent of new strata they may be building up at the bottom of the ocean.
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