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Lyell, Sir Charles

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪəl/
(1797–1875), Scottish geologist. His textbook Principles of Geology (1830-3) influenced a generation of geologists and held that the earth’s features were shaped over a long period of time by natural processes, thus clearing the way for Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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