Monday, February 14, 2011

Born This Day: Georg Christian Füchsel

Georg Christian Füchsel (Feb. 14, 1722 - June, 20, 1773) was the originator of the idea of stratigraphic formations & one of the first to make recorded measurements of sections of stratified rock. His major work, "Historia terrae et maris, ex historia Thuringiae, per montium descriptionem, eruta" (1861), contains the general principles of historical geology. From Today in Science History.