Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison: Based on His Journals and Letters

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Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871) was an influential Scottish geologist best known for his classification of Palaeozoic rocks into the Silurian system. After early military experience in the Peninsular War, he resigned his commission; a chance meeting with Sir Humphrey Davy led him subsequently to pursue a scientific career. The Silurian System, published in 1839, was a highly influential study, which established the oldest contemporary classification of fossil-bearing strata. Murchison was appointed President of the ...

Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison: Based on his Journals and Letters 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison: Based on his Journals and Letters 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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