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suess in Science
Austrian geologist who studied the evolution of the features of the Earth's surface, particularly the formation of mountains. His concept of the early supercontinent Gondwanaland was a forerunner of modern theories of continental drift.
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  • Between these land masses lay a great Mediterranean sea—the “Tethys” of suess.

  • suess employed Weissensee, a pastor, the prelate of Hirsau, as his court spy.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Charles Alexander was aware that suess knew too many court secrets to be allowed to quit the country.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • suess paid the Duke £300 for one, and pocketed the profits, which were considerable.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • It has been recently developed by Ball and suess, and especially by Heim.

    The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock
  • suess, finding his power slipping from him, resolved to quit the country.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Moreover, the necessities of the Duke made him feel that he might still need the ingenuity of suess to help him to raise money.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Throughout the book the influence of Prof. suess is often noticeable.

    James Geikie Marion I. Newbigin
  • In three years suess gained a profit of 20,000 florins out of the sale of jewellery alone.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Such areas have been named by suess ‘Horsts,’ a term which it may be useful to adopt, as we have no English equivalent.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole

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