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Bohemian product declined so much that at last, in
great industrial establishment in Vienna, and that city SCIENTIFIC WORTHIES.
was thenceforth the family home. It had been at first
intended that the son should enter the same business, XXXV.- EDUARD SUESS.
and accordingly at 'the end of the usual school trainAMONG the living leaders of geology none is more ing he was placed in the polytechnic school. But it
! widely known and more highly honoured than soon became apparent that his natural bent did not Eduard Suess. The amount and value of his original lie in the commercial direction, but wholly towards contributions to science, the broad, philosophic grasp natural history studies. As early as the year 1850, he has displayed of every department of research on when he was only nineteen years of age, he ventured which he has entered, the vivid, imaginative insight . upon his first publication—a short sketch of the geology which has enabled him to marshal a multiplicity of of Carlsbad and its mineral waters, specially prepared scattered facts into connected order and sequence, the for the use of foreigners. So completely had his tastes unwearied industry with which he has made himself now decided his future life that in the following acquainted with the geological literature of almost year he was appointed an assistant in the Imperial every country on the face of the globe, and the noble Museum of Vienna, and thus made his formal entry march of the literary style in which he has clothed not into the official ranks of science. From that day until a little of his reasoning and speculation, have com- now the long intervening half-century, though unbined to give him a place apart, like that of one of eventful in personal experiences, has been with him the great masters in the heroic age of geology. Full a time of ceaseless industry and fruitful research. A of years and honours, and president of the Academy of few more specially notable epochs in his career may Sciences, he still moves as the centre of the scientific here be noticed. life of Vienna, still enriches the world with his im- In the vast palæontological collections of the Vienna pressive pictures of the structure and history of the Museum Suess found a wide domain for the exercise earth, and still manifests an ardent interest and of his powers of observation and comparison. He at enthusiasm in all that concerns the advancement of first specially devoted himself to the study of the natural knowledge.
brachiopods of the Palæozoic and Mesozoic formations, But for a wave of change in the world of commerce and for some ten years continued to publish the results we might have claimed Suess as an Englishman, and of his researches among these interesting and imhis achievements might have added their lustre to the portant fossils, but with incursions into other departscientific fame of this country instead of Austria, for ments of the animal kingdom, which displayed a he was born in London and spent here the earliest general enthusiasm for biological inquiry from the geoyears of his childhood. His father, who was a native logical point of view. His zeal and ability were soon of Saxony, had settled here as a German merchant,. recognised by his being appointed in 1857, at the age importing wool from Bohemia, and it was during the of twenty-six, professor in the university. In 1862 he residence of the family in London that the eldest son relinquished his post in the museum and devoted himand future geologist was born on August 20, 1831. self thenceforth to the duties of his chair. It was in this When wool began to arrive in abundance from the vast early part of his life that he entered upon those studies sheep-runs of the Australian colonies, the trade in the in palæogeography on which his scientific renown
now largely rests. As far back as 1863 he published him so conspicuous an eminence among the a brief statement of the results to which his inquiries geologists of the day. It sketches the general prinhad led him as to the former connection of northern ciples of mountain-architecture, especially revealed by Africa with southern Europe. In 1855 he married the a study of the Alpine chain. But he did not confine daughter of Dr. Strauss, a distinguished physician in his view to the particular area with which he was himPrague, and then entered on a life of great domestic self personally familiar. Already his eye looked out happiness, which largely contributed to the success of on the wider effects of the unequal contraction of the a strenuous career wherein science and politics came to terrestrial crust, and swept across the European conbe strangely blended.
tinent eastwards into Asia, and westwards across the From his youthful days, when he described the Carls- | Atlantic into America. He still held the general belief bad springs, he had been interested in underground in the upheaval and depression of continental areas, waters, and among the inquiries which he pursued and dwelt on the evidence of these movements in while attached to the museum was one that embraced Scandinavia, which he has since rejected with much the relations of the soil and water supply of Vienna to elaboration of argument. To thoughtful students of the life of its inhabitants. In 1862 he published a the science this treatise, in its firm hold of detail comsmall volume on this subject,' in which he gave a bined with singularly vivid powers of generalisation, comprehensive account of the economic geology of the was full of suggestiveness. But the interest and imdistrict. At that time the city was suffering from an portance of its subject did not obtain general recogimpure water supply and consequent typhoid fever. nition until it was followed ten years afterwards (1885) The luminous essay of the young professor at once by the first volume of the great “ Antlitz der Erde attracted attention. He was the same year elected -the work which has chiefly given Suess his place into the town council, that he might give the benefit among his contemporaries, and by which his name will of his advice in the steps to be taken towards the be handed down to future time. attainment of better sanitary arrangements. He In its striking arrangement of subjects, in its boldly advocated a scheme for bringing the abundant masterly grouping of details which, notwithstanding pure water of the Alps into Vienna by means of an their almost bewildering multiplicity, are all linked aqueduct 110 kilometres in length. This project, with each other in leading to broad and impressive coneventually adopted, was brought to a successful termin- clusions, and in the measured cadence of its finer ation in 1873. So grateful were his fellow-citizens passages, the “ Antlitz” may be regarded as a noble for the signal service thus conferred on them that they philosophical poem in which the story of the continents bestowed on him their highest civic distinction by elect- and the oceans is told by a seer gifted with rare powers ing him an honorary burgess. By this time he had of insight into the past. The order of treatment is made his mark in the town council as one of its most not that of a systematic text-book. On the contrary, useful and able members, so that it was not surprising the casual reader who looks over the contents of the that he should have been chosen as one of the parlia- chapters might suppose them to consist of a series of mentary representatives. For more than thirty years desultory essays with no very clear sequence of thought. he sat in the Austrian Parliament as a powerful leader Yet a more leisurely study soon shows him how closely of the Liberal party, only retiring in 1896, when interwoven is the texture of the whole composition. advancing age made the strain of the two-fold life as He is astonished at the almost incredible range of a politician and man of science too great to be longer literature which the author must have consulted, and borne. When the political history of the country he finds himself borne onward page after page by the during the last half of the nineteenth century comes luminous array of facts and the brilliant conclusions to be written, a prominent place in it will be given drawn from them. From the ancient traditions of the to Eduard Suess.
Deluge he is led through other human records, and But it is his scientific work that has to be chiefly made to see by what combination of physical condwelt upon here. As an enthusiastic and able teacher ditions changes are worked on the surface of the earth. he has exerted a notable influence on the successive l'pheaval and subsidence, volcanic eruptions, the generations of students at the university, until after elevation of mountain-chains, the depression of seaforty-four years he resigned his professorship in the basins, the structure and disposition of continents, the summer of 1901. Throughout his career he has shown formation and boundaries of the different oceans in a keen interest in those branches of geology which the past as well as at the present day, the successive more especially deal with the evolution of the earth's plications that in the course of geological time have surface features. The problems of mountain-building produced the land areas and mountain-ranges of the were suggested to him by his excursions among the globe-in short, the gradual evolution of the existing eastern Alps, and in 1875 his views were so far matured topography of the surface of the globe—this vast theme that he published a little volume entitled “Die is here treated with a fulness of knowledge and a Entstehung der Alpen.” This work contains the germ breadth of view which are to be found in no other of those later contributions to science which have placed author. 1.“ Der Boden der Stadt Wien nach seiner Bildungsweise Beschaffenheit, geologists of every country, and the influence of its
The work at once commanded attention among the und seinen Beziehungen zum Bürgerlichen Leben." (Vienna, 1862.)