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

December 31, 1889

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1889
Title III.-The Work of Prof. Henry Carvill Lewis in Glacial Geology
DOI 10.1017/S0016756800188958
Authors Warren Upham
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Magazine
Index ID 70208049
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse