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Eduard SuessZoomA-Z


20. August 1831 in London
06. April 1914 in Vienna

He was an authority on structural geology, especially of mountains, and postulated the existence of the giant land mass Gondwanaland.

Suess published a comprehensive synthesis of these ideas in 1885-1901, entitled Das Antlitz der Erde (translated into English as The Face of the Earth), which was a popular textbook for many years. In this work Suess also introduced the concept of the biosphere, which was later extended by Vladimir I. Vernadsky in 1926.


1831Geboren am 20. August in London
1857 - 1901Geologist-Professor at the University of Vienna
served for more than 20 years in the Austrian parliament
1914Gestorben am 06. April in Vienna