Thinking About The Earth

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After this active period of military service, he married and settled down to the life
of a country squire. But, soon tiring a life of fox hunting, at his wife's suggestion he
took up geology, joined the Geological Society and learnt the craft of field work
among the more ancient rocks of Britain with the Reverend Adam Sedgwick (
1785-1873), the Cambridge Professor of Geology. The story of the relationship
between Sedgwick and Murchison has been told many times and need not be
detailed ...

The Great Scientists In Bite Sized Chunks

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The young Murchison went to military college and served briefly in the Peninsular
War, after which he married Charlotte Hugonin, who proved to be a source of
great encouragement and inspiration throughout his career. ... Charles Darwin (
see here), Charles Lyell (1797–1875) and Adam Sedgwick (17851873). ... Most
geologists thought that these slate rocks contained very few fossils but Murchison
believed that they could hold the key to discovering the earth's earliest life forms.

The New Funk And Wagnalls Encyclopedia Volume 30

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SEDGWICK, ADAM (1785-1873), English geologist, born in Dent, Yorkshire. In
study- inc the rock formations of north Wales he developed a new stratigraphical
group to which he pave the name Cambrian. ... Among her works are Redwood (
1824), The Linwoods (1835), and Married or Single? (1S57). . SEDGWICK.
ELLERY (1872- ), American editor, born in New York City. He was assistant
editor of the Youth's Companion in Boston (1896-1900), and, in New York City,
editor of ...

The Universal Dictionary Of Biography And Mythology

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Sedg/wick, (Adam,) an eminent English geologist, born at Dent, in Yorkshire, in
1785 or 1786. ... his works is a " Synopsis of the Classification of the British
Palaeozoic Rocks." He is reputed to have written an able criticism which
appeared in the "Edinburgh Review" on a book called " Vestiges of Creation."
Died in 1873. Sedgwick, (Amy ... She contributed to Sparks's "American
Biography" the "Life of Lucretia Maria Davidson," and wrote a number of tales for
the leading periodicals.

The Encyclop Dia Britannica

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He was caught by the “gold fever" and went to Bendigo, where he spent some
time in the diggings; but in 1866 he joined an uncle on the west coast of New
Zealand, starting work as a miner. In 1869 he married Miss Louisa Jane
Spotswood, of Melbourne. In the same year he was elected to ... W.N.W. from
Birmingham. SEDGWICK, ADAM (17851873), English geologist, was born on
the 22nd of March 1785 at Dent in Yorkshire, the second son of Richard
Sedgwick, vicar of the parish.

Encyclopedia Britannica

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He was caught by the “gold fever” and went to Bendigo, where he spent some
time in the diggings; but in 1866 he joined an uncle on the west coast of New
Zealand, starting work as a miner. In 1869 he married Miss Louisa Jane
Spotswood, of Melbourne. In the same year he was elected to ... W.N.W. from
Birmingham. SEDGWICK, ADAM (17851873), English geologist, was born on
the 22nd of March 1785 at Dent in Yorkshire, the second son of Richard
Sedgwick, vicar of the parish.

The Encyclop Dia Britannica

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He was caught by the " gold fever " and, went to Bendigo, where he spent some
time in the diggings; but in 1S66 he joined an uncle on the west coast of New
Zealand, starting work as a miner. ... During these years Seddon held a unique
place in the public life of New Zealand, and in its relations with the empire. ...
SEDGWICK, ADAM (1785-1873), English geologist, was born on the 22nd of
March 1785 at Dent in Yorkshire, the second son of Richard Sedgwick, vicar of
the parish.

The International Cyclopaedia

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9, 1859. SEDGWICK, ADAM, LL.D., 17851873 ; b. England ; educated at
Cambrid , where he became professor of geology in 1818. He made a geological
trip throughgSecotland in 1827; and in 1829 throu h the continent with
Murchinson, with whom he afterward had a sharp dispute in regar to the use of
the words Cambrian and Silurian. He was an oflponent of the theor of evolution.
Among his works are MW!” of the Studies of t University of Ga ridge (1850); and A
. Synopsis of the ...

The Critic

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Then Browning's metaphysic crowning all his greater works like a fiery tiara, now
lustrous, now smoking: into this mare tenebrosumhz enters fearlessly, seeking
what he can find in the surge and phosphorescence. Shortly he comes among
the dramas, and ... himself a prince in science, while native force and character
made him one of the leaders in exploiting the earth and subduing it for man's *
The Life and Letters of the Reverend Adam Sedgwick. By John Willis Clark and
Thomas ...