Michel-Lévy, Augustus

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Michel-Lévy, Augustus

 

Born Aug. 7, 1844, in Paris; died there Sept. 24, 1911. French petrographer. Member of the French Academy of Sciences (1896).

Michel-Lévy was one of the first to use a polarizing micro-scope for the detailed study of rocks. Together with F. Fouque he compiled a summary of the optical properties of minerals and experimentally proved the possibility of the crystallization of rock-forming minerals from dry melt. Michel-Levy described the structures of several rocks and noted the ability of magma to assimilate various rocks.

WORKS

Synthèse des minéraux et des roches. Paris, 1882. (With F. Fouque.)
Minéralogie micrographique: Roches éruptives francaises. Paris, 1879. (With F. Fouqué.)
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