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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.
A peak, 3,997 m (13,114 ft) high, of the Sierra Nevada in east-central California.
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(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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Sir Charles, 1797–1875, English geologist.
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