Mill Hugh Robert
Born in Thurso , graduated
from Edinburgh University in 1883. In
1884 he worked as a chemist and physicist at the Scottish Marine
In 1892, Mill was appointed librarian of the Royal Geographical Society in London. During 1902-1906 He was the honorary secretary of the Royal Meteorological Society, and in 1907 became its president.
In 1924 he introduced the concept of "continental shelf".
Most of Mill's life was plagued by illness and illness; he
compensated for this with a greedy bias for reading, which helped
him become an expert in many geographical sciences. Mill
singled out the main thing in his own scientific interests:
“Studying the role of water in the world economy: under the
influence of solar heat and earth gravity, moisture evaporates from
the sea surface and is transferred to land, it supports all forms of
life and provides people with hydroelectric energy, this one
inexhaustible pantry energy.
Mill was a friend and confidant of R. Scott,
Shackleton and William
Spears of Bruce, who led the Scottish National Antarctic
Expedition of 1902-1904.
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