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Lapparent, Albert Auguste Cochon De

LAPPARENT, ALBERT AUGUSTE COCHON DE (1830-1908), French geologist, was born at Bourges on the 30th of December 1839. After studying at the Ecole Polytechnique from 1858 to 1860 he became ingenieur au corps des mines, and took part in drawing up the geological map of France; and in 1875 he was appointed professor of geology and mineralogy at the Catholic Institute, Paris. In 1879 he prepared an important memoir for the geological survey of France on Le Pays de Bray, a subject on which he had already published several memoirs, and in 1880 he served as president of the French Geological Society. In 1881-1883 he published his Traite de geologic (sth ed., 1905), the best European text-book of stratigraphical geology. His other works include Cours de mineralogie (1884, 3rd ed., 1899), La Formation des combustibles miner aux (1886), Le Niveau de la mer et ses variations (1886), Les TremUements de terre (1887), La Geologic en chemin defer (1888), Precis de mineralogie (1888), Le Siecle du fer (1890), Les Anciens Glaciers (1893), Leqons de geographie physique (1896), Notions generales sur I'ecorce terrestre (1897), Le Globe terrestre (1899), and Science et apologetique (1905). With Achille Delesse he was for many years editor of the Revue de geologic and contributed to the Extraits de geologie, and he joined with A. Potier in the geological surveys undertaken in connexion with the Channel Tunnel proposals. He died in Paris on the 5th of May 1908.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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