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A very local hero



Profiles 19th century amateur palenteologist Hugh Miller. His discoveries of fossils in the Firth of Cromarty in Scotland; Notice of his fossils by the paleontologist Louis Agassiz, and recognition Miller received by Agassiz; His life in Scotland; His decision to drop out of high school to become a stonemason and poet; His eventual job as editor of The Witness in Edinburgh; His bout with lung disease and eventual suicide in 1856.


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  • Resource type

    Journal article

  • Institution
    • National Museums Scotland

  • Journal title
    • New Scientist

  • Volume
    • 163

  • Issue
    • 2196

  • Pagination
    • 52-53

  • Publisher
    • Reed Business Information

  • Rights holder
    • Reed Business Information

  • Library of Congress Classification
    • CT

    • QE