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Suess

[zōōs]
  1. 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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Historical Examples of suess

  • It has been recently developed by Ball and Suess, and especially by Heim.

    The Beauties of Nature

    Sir John Lubbock

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

    Historic Oddities

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • Suess paid the Duke £300 for one, and pocketed the profits, which were considerable.

    Historic Oddities

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • Suess, finding his power slipping from him, resolved to quit the country.

    Historic Oddities

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • Throughout the book the influence of Prof. Suess is often noticeable.

    James Geikie

    Marion I. Newbigin