Pyotr Simon Pallas
(1741 - 1811)
Science Quotes by Pyotr Simon Pallas (1 quote)
These two orders of mountains [Secondary and Tertiary] offer the most ancient chronicle of our globe, least liable to falsifications and at the same time more legible than the writing of the primitive ranges. They are Nature's archives, prior to even the most remote records and traditions that have been preserved for our observant century to investigate, comment on and bring to the light of day, and which will not be exhausted for several centuries after our own.
— Pyotr Simon Pallas