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Alfred Wegener

Best known for his version of the theory of continental drift. In Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane, published in 1915 (first English language edition: The Origin of Continents and Oceans, 1922) .

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Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, Kt FRS (14 November 1797 – 22 February 1875) was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularised James Hutton's concepts of uniformitarianism – the idea that the earth was shaped by the same processes still in operation today. Lyell was a close and influential friend of Charles Darwin.

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