Hutton-james meaning

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British geologist who proposed the theory, which became a foundation for modern geology, that the Earth is shaped by slow, uniformly acting processes including intrusion, erosion, and sedimentation.
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Scottish geologist whose theories of rock and land formation laid the foundation for modern geology. He showed that, over long periods of time, the erosion of rocks produces sediments, which are transported by water, ice, and air to locations at or near sea level. These sediments eventually become solidified into other rocks.
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