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Sir William Hamilton
(13 Dec 1730 - 6 Apr 1803)

English diplomat, archaeologist and geologist.


Science Quotes by Sir William Hamilton (2 quotes)

If I was to establish a system, it would be, that Mountains are produced by Volcanoes, and not Volcanoes by Mountains.
— Sir William Hamilton
Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and other Volcanoes (1774), 52.
Science quotes on:  |  Volcano (31)

May not subterraneous fire be considered as the great plough (if I may be allowed the expression) which Nature makes use of to turn up the bowels of the earth?
— Sir William Hamilton
Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and other Volcanoes (1774),161.
Science quotes on:  |  Volcano (31)


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