Leopold von Buch

Image: Leopold von Buch

Detailed Description

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. Object ID: USGS-575008

Details

Image Dimensions: 432 x 550

Location Taken: US