1726 - 1797 Hutton was a leader o the Scottish Enlightenment, the first tae really see the age o the Earth, an the faither o modern geology... Feb 1
James Hutton biography - Science Hall of Fame Famous for: Establishing geology as a true science Formulating his controversial 'Theory of the Earth' Developing a theory of rain Being the first person to think of the Earth as millions of years old. Farmer and naturalist James Hutton is credited with being the founder of modern geology.
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Edinburgh and West Lothian - Hutton's Unconformity Siccar Point is a place of pilgrimage for geologists worldwide – here in 1788 James Hutton made one of the fundamental advances in geological understanding. At that time geologists like Hutton were aware of the harder, folded rocks (which they called ‘schistus’) that formed the Lammermuirs and the cliffs of Berwickshire; they were also aware of the flatter lying sedimentary strata that formed the East Lothian coastal plain – but “where was the join?” they asked. Looking for an answer James Hutton with friends set sail from Dunglass and sailed east, studying the sea cliffs.
James Hutton: The Founder of Modern Geology A portrait of James Hutton (17261797) by Sir Henry Raeborn. Portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn, courtesy of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. View of Siccar Point, Scotland. Photo by Craig Chesek, © American Museum of Natural History. Dacite columns that formed tens of thousands of years ago when a lava flow cooled rapidly against a glacier. Photo by Jackie Beckett, © American Museum of Natural History.
Hutton, James 1726-1797 [WorldCat Identities] The 1785 abstract of James Hutton's Theory of the earth by James Hutton( Book )12 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide James Hutton's Theory of the earth : the lost drawings by G. Y Craig( Book )6 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Theory of the earth by James Hutton( Book )10 editions published between 1795 and 1972 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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James Hutton Through observation and carefully reasoned geological arguments, Hutton came to believe that the Earth was perpetually being formed; he recognized that the history of the Earth could be determined by understanding how processes such as erosion and sedimentation work in the present day. His theories of geology and geologic time, also called deep time, came to be included in theories which were called plutonism and uniformitarianism. Some of his writings anticipated the Gaia hypothesis.