Lyell Charles

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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Ly·ell

(lī′əl), Sir Charles 1797-1875.
Scottish geologist who is considered one of the founders of modern geology. His Principles of Geology (1830-1833) had a powerful influence on the science of his day.
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