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Die geologische Erforschung Thüringens in älterer Zeit: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Geologie bis zum Jahre 1843

Nature volume 131, page 531 (15 April 1933) | Download Citation



THE variety in the geological formations of thüeringia, and the abundance of minerals and fossils in that part of Germany, led early to the study of its natural features. So ling agoo as 1710, Buttner published his “Rudera Diluvil testes”, which was based on observations in thüringia; and in 1756 J. G. Legmann gave a good description of the stratified rocks around Mansfeld, thus producing a pioneer work in stratigraphical geology. In 1761 G. C. Füchsel publihsed a remarkable account of the geology of the country, with new ideas well in advance of the time; while between 1755 and 1733 J. Walch issued the first important large treatise on fossils. In 1820 Baron von Schlotheim's “Petrefaktenkunde” made much advance in the modern study of fossils; and in 1822 K E.A. von Hoff began the publication of his classic work on the explanation of geological phenomena by the study of changes now taking place on the earth's surface, which was a precursos of Lyell's “Principles of Geology”.

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