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Keyserling, Alexander Andreevich

( Outstanding geologist and public figure)

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Biography Keyserling, Alexander Andreevich
(1815 - 1891) one of the authors of classic works of "Geology of Russia and the Ural Mountains", which served as a basis for further geological studies Russia. Born in the Baltic region, Keyserling graduated in the University of Berlin, where he studied the original law, but under the influence of famous scientists of Humboldt and L. von Buch, soon carried away by the natural sciences, all the major industries which developed Keyserling during his many years of scientific activity, although the most significant work of its focus on geology and paleontology. Even while abroad, Keyserling published, together with the friend at the university, later famous zoologist Blasius, several zoological and geological works. Since 1840, Mr.. Both scientists moved the scientific activity in Russia, invited to participate as naturalists in the attempt by Baron A. Meyendorff expedition for the study of industry and natural riches of Russia. The result of his participation was "Notiz uber Verbreitung der geognostischen Formationen in Europ. Russland ", placed in volume XIV of the Bulletin of the Moscow Society of Natural History". In 1841, Mr.. Keyserling joined the expedition Murchison and Verneuil and participated in the development of collected fossil collections. In 1843, . on behalf of the Government, . began studying and Timan Pechora region, . resulted in the major work: "Wissenschaftliche Beobachtungen auf einer Reise in das Petschoraland" (St. Petersburg, . 1846), . for which he received a full Demidov Prize and was elected an honorary member and corresponding member of many Russian and foreign scientific societies and institutions,
. Soon, . however, . Keyserling, . leaving public service, . retired to his estate Raykyul in Estland, . where engaged in farming and social activities, . a long time performing the duty of the marshal Estland nobility and chairman of the local agricultural society,
. In the reform period Keyserling once again stands at a wider field, and from 1862 to 1869. is trustee Dorpat school district. In 1870, Mr.. finally settled in his estate, taking some elective office and not leaving the scientific sessions. At this time, Keyserling working on systematics of ferns, produces a monograph kind Adianthum ( "Mem. Acad. St.-Petersb. ", 1875) and promotes the device natural history museum in g. Revel. In 1887, Mr.. general acceptance of scientific merit Keyserling was reflected in the solemn celebration of 50 anniversary of the publication of his scientific work, which was attended by all the Russian scientists and institutions of society. Distinctive feature of major works Keyserling is the accuracy of observation, clarity and comprehensive study of the subject. B. AP


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