By B. E. Leake
Gregory's extraordinary profession and his medical paintings are precise and seriously assessed. money owed of his heroic 1893 excursion to the Rift Valley (a time period he coined) in Kenya (now the Gregory Rift), his first crossing of Spitzbergen, and his resignation as chief of the 1st British Antarctic day trip of 1901, while racing to the Pole below Scott turned the concern, draw on unpublished letters. whereas in Melbourne he released on mining geology and a chain of geography textbooks. His 1901 Lake Eyre excursion in imperative Australia initiated the word 'The lifeless middle of Australia' and controversy over the resource of artesian water. within the Chair of Geology in Glasgow from 1904, he outfitted up the biggest first-year geology category within the united kingdom, over four hundred scholars. He labored in each box of geology and each continent other than Antarctica. He was once additionally concerned with the quest for a 'homeland' for the Jews in Libya and Angola. He shrewdly learned that Wegener's Continental float conception erroneously meant that the Pacific Ocean used to be wider than now ahead of the Atlantic opened. This ended in his influential rejection of Continental float. He drowned in Peru traversing the Andes having released over 30 books and approximately four hundred articles.
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