See also:born at Zurich on the 12th of
See also:April 1849 . He was educated at Zurich and Berlin
See also:universities . Very early in
See also:life he became interested in the
See also:physical features of the
See also:Alps, and at the age of sixteen he made a
See also:model of the
See also:group . This came under the
See also:notice of
See also:Arnold Escher von der
See also:Linth, to whom Heim was indebted for much encouragement and
See also:geological instruction in the
See also:field . In 1873 he became
See also:professor of geology in the polytechnic school at Zurich, and in 1875 professor of geology in the university . In 1882 he was appointed director of the Geological Survey of
See also:Switzerland, and in 1884 the hon. degree of Ph.D. was conferred upon him at Berne . He is especially distinguished for his researches on the structure of the Alps and for the
See also:light thereby thrown on the structure of
See also:mountain masses in general . He traced the plications from minor to major stages, and illustrated the remarkable foldings and overthrust faultings in numerous sections and with the aid of pictorial drawings . His magnificent
See also:work, Mechanismus der Gebirgsbiidung (1878), is now regarded as a classic, and it served to inspire Professor C .
See also:Lapworth in his brilliant researches on the Scottish
See also:Highlands (see Geol . Meg . 1883) .
Heim also devoted consider-able
See also:attention to the glacial phenomena of the Alpine regions . The Wollaston medal was awarded to him in 1904 by the Geological Society of
See also:London .
HEILSBRONN (or KLOSTER-HEILSBRONN)
FRANCOIS JOSEPH HEIM (1787-1865)
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