This portrait of Leopold von Buch(1774-1853) was painted
in the 1920s by Abner Lowe. Geologist, Paleontologist, and
Graduate of the mining academy, Frieburg, Germany, von Buch
is largely known for finding flaws in Abraham G. Werner's hypothesis
(rocks from aqueous origins). Some of his more important achievements
included discovering that igneous processes formed granites
and determining that the Alps resulted from an upheaval in
the earth's crust.