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Suess

[ zōōs ]
Eduard 1831-1914
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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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