Sedgwick, Adam (17851873)

Sedgwick, Adam, geologist, born at Dent, Yorkshire; graduated at Cambridge in 1808, became a Fellow in the same year, and in 1818 was elected to the Woodward chair of Geology; co-operated with Murchison in the study of the geological formation of the Alps and the Devonian system of England; strongly conservative in his scientific theories, he stoutly opposed the Darwinian theory of the origin of species; his best work was contributed in papers to the Geological Society of London, of which he was President 1829-1831; published “British Palæozoic Rocks and Fossils” (17851873).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Sedgemoor * Seeley, Sir John Robert
Sea-Serpent
Sebastian. St.
Sebastiano del Piombo
Sebastopol
Sebillot, Paul
Secker, Thomas
Second-Sight
Secularist
Sedan
Sedgemoor
Sedgwick, Adam
Seeley, Sir John Robert
Segovia
Segu
Seine
Seine
Seine-et-Marne
Seine-et-Oise
Seine-Inférieure
Selborne, Roundell Palmer, Earl of
Selby