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Geikie, Archibald

Born - Died : 1835 - 1924

The 1976 supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary quoted A Geikie's 1886 Geology Class Book as the earliest example of using landscape to mean 'A tract of land with its distinguishing characteristics and features, especially considered as a product of modifying or shaping processes and agents (usually natural)'. Geikie was a director of Scotland's Geological Survey, did important work on volcanoes and wrote a book on the Scenery of Scotland (1865).