Lyell


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Ly·ell

 (lī′əl), Sir Charles 1797-1875.
British geologist whose Principles of Geology (1830-1833) advocated uniformitarianism rather than catastrophism and influenced Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

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Lyell

(ˈlaɪəl)
n
(Biography) Sir Charles. 1797–1875, Scottish geologist. In Principles of Geology (1830–33) he advanced the theory of uniformitarianism, refuting the doctrine of catastrophism
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Ly•ell

(ˈlaɪ əl)

n.
Sir Charles, 1797–1875, English geologist.
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Last year he sent to me a memoir on this subject, with a request that I would forward it to Sir Charles Lyell, who sent it to the Linnean Society, and it is published in the third volume of the Journal of that Society.
Lyell has also given me four packets of dust which fell on a vessel a few hundred miles northward of these islands.
Say the name "Charles Lyell" and most people will look at you blankly.
The 294 notebooks written by Scots geologist Sir Charles Lyell are in private hands but a campaign led by the University of Edinburgh needs to raise nearly PS1million to buy the archive.
Construction on Mount Read Boulevard between Buffalo Road and Lyell Avenue is set to begin this spring and conclude in the fall of 2020.
She plays a forensic pathologist at the Lyell Centre and she is so believable in that role.
BEST OF THE REST A phone call begins a fresh investigation for the Lyell team SILENT WITNESS BBC1, 9pm AT a phone box on London's Regent Street, someone has called a helpline to say they are going to cut someone's throat.
Kicking off five stories, each a twoparter, this one sees Nikki and the Lyell unit called in to investigate attacks on the trans community.
In 1828, the geologist Charles Lyell found himself in front of the Temple of Serapis, a Roman ruin on the northern shores of the Gulf of Naples.
The 2016 world junior champion, Ng Eain Yow, also cruised to the next round by edging Lyell Fuller of England 11-7, 11-8 and 11-1.
In particular, I argue, geologists like Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin attributed a unique role to the human imagination and its ability to apprehend vast geological time and space, the legacies of which continue to haunt Anthropocene discourse in the west in the twenty-first century.