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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Lyell, Sir Charles
Celebrated English geologist, born at Kinnordy, in Forfarshire; bred for and called to the bar; he left his practice, and gave himself to the study of geology, to which he had been attracted by Alexander Buckland's lectures when he was at Oxford; his great work was his "Principles of Geology," which, published in 1830, created quite a revolution in the science; it was followed by his "Student's Elements of Geology," which was modified by his conversion to Darwin's views, and by "Antiquity of Man," written in defence of Darwin's theory.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lyell, Sir Charles'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lyell-sir-charles.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.