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A very local hero

1999

Abstract

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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