French geologist, was
See also:born at Nantes on the 3oth of
See also:July 1823 . He graduated D. es Sc. in 1847; in 1852 he was appointed to the
See also:chair of geology at the University of
See also:Grenoble, and in 1881 to that of the Ecole Normale Superieure in
See also:Paris . He was distinguished for his researches on the geology of the French
See also:Alps, being engaged qn the
See also:geological survey of the departments of Isere, Dreme and the Hautes Alpes, of which he prepared the maps and explanatory
See also:memoirs . He dealt with some of the disturbances in the Savoy Alps, describing the
See also:fan-like structures, and confirming the views of J . A . Favre with regard to the overthrows, reversals and duplication of the strata . His contributions to geological literature include also descriptions of the fossils and strati-graphical divisions of the
See also:Lower Cretaceous and
See also:Jurassic rocks of the Jura . He died at Grenoble on the 3rd of May 1889 .
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