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Dana, James Dwight

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Pronunciation: /ˈdeɪnə
 
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Definition of Dana, James Dwight in English:

( 1813–95), American naturalist, geologist, and mineralogist. He founded an important classification of minerals based on chemistry and physics. His view of the earth as a unit was an evolutionary one, but he was slow to accept Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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