Quotes by Charles Lyell

About Charles Lyell:

Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularized James Hutton's concepts of uniformitarianism—the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same processes still in operation today. Principles of Geology also challenged theories popularized by Georges Cuvier, which were the most accepted and circulated ideas about geology in England at the time.

Author Bio

  • NameCharles Lyell
  • DescriptionBritish lawyer and geologist
  • AliasesSir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet
  • BornNovember 14, 1797
  • DiedFebruary 22, 1875
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionGeologist; Translator
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society; Copley Medal; Order Of Merit For Arts And Science; Royal Medal