III.-The Work of Prof. Henry Carvill Lewis in Glacial Geology

Geological Magazine



The recent notice of the life and work of Prof. Henry Carvill Lewis, whose lamented death occurred in Manchester, July 21st, 1888, in his thirty-fifth year, well indicates the wide range of his scientific labours. He published valuable results of investigations in astronomy, mineralogy and petrology, and especially in glacial geology, the last being based on his exploration of the drift and its terminal moraines in the United States, and later in Ireland, Wales and England. The present article reviews his contributions to our knowledge of these drift formations and of the history of the Ice Age, bringing into comparison and correlation the glacial records of America and Europe. Comprehensive as were Professor Lewis' observations and studies in this field, he was planning yet more thorough and extensive exploration of the drift in Britain, Germany and Scandinavia, when he was taken from us.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title III.-The Work of Prof. Henry Carvill Lewis in Glacial Geology
Series title Geological Magazine
DOI 10.1017/S0016756800188958
Volume 6
Issue 4
Year Published 1889
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Description 6 p.
First page 155
Last page 160
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