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Suess, Eduard

Suess, Eduard

Suess, Eduard, 1831-1914, Austrian geologist, b. London. He was a professor (1857-1901) at the Univ. of Vienna and served for more than 20 years in the Austrian parliament. He was an authority on structural geology, especially of mountains, and postulated the existence of the giant land mass Gondwanaland (see continental drift). His great work was Das Antlitz der Erde (5 vol., 1883-1901; tr. The Face of the Earth, 1904-24).
Suess Glacier is a glacier between Canada Glacier and Lacroix Glacier, flowing south into Taylor Valley in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was charted and named by the British Antarctic Expedition under Scott, 1910-13, for Professor Eduard Suess, noted Austrian geologist and paleontologist.

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