Suess, Eduard

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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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suess, eduard

Austrian geologist who helped lay the basis for paleogeography and tectonics-i.e., the study of the architecture and evolution of the Earth's outer rocky shell

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