Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz


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Noun1.Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz - United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fishJean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz - United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)
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Venetz, and scientist Jean de Charpentier, each building on his predecessors' conclusions and deducing (largely from terminal moraines and erratics) that the alpine glaciers had once extended farther down-valley, Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz had concluded that an ice cap had earlier covered much of Europe as far south as the Mediterranean, as well as much of North America (Chor-ley et el.
Pauline Agassiz was born in Switzerland, a daughter of the world-famous Swiss naturalist Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz.