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Title: Leopold von Buch
Description: This portrait of Leopold von Buch(1774-1853) was painted in the 1920s by Abner Lowe. Geologist, Paleontologist, and Graduate of the mining academy, Frieburg, Germany, von Buch is largely known for finding flaws in Abraham G. Werner's hypothesis (rocks from aqueous origins). Some of his more important achievements included discovering that igneous processes formed granites and determining that the Alps resulted from an upheaval in the earth's crust. Object ID: USGS-575008
Photographer: USGS Museum Staff , U.S. Geological Survey
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