G Rard Paul Deshayes

G Rard Paul Deshayes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. G rard Paul Deshayes (May 13, 1795 - June 9, 1875) was a French geologist and conchologist. He was born in Nancy, his father at that time being professor of experimental physics in the cole Centrale of the Meurthe d partement. He studied medicine in Strasbourg, and afterwards took the degree of bachelier ?'s lettres in Paris in 1821; but he abandoned the medical profession in order to devote himself to natural history. For some time he gave private lessons on geology, and subsequently became professor of natural history in the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. He was distinguished for his researches on the fossil mollusca of the Paris Basin and of other Tertiary areas. His studies on the relations of the fossil to the recent species led him as early as 1829 to conclusions somewhat similar to those arrived at by Lyell, to whom Deshayes rendered much assistance in connection with the classification of the Tertiary system into Eocene, Miocene and Pliocene.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613569071X
  • 9786135690712