Richard Weyl

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Richard H. Weyl (10 August 1912, Kiel - 1988) was a German geologist and noted author on the subject of Central American Geology.

Active member of the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources; formerly the Bundesanstalt für Bodenforschung, BfB) in Latin-America and the Caribbean.

1941-1956 Scientist at Paläontologisches Institut und Museum (University of Kiel, Germany)

Since 1956 Professor at the University of Giessen, Geologisch-Paläontologisches Institut.

Apparently there is a peak in Costa Rica named after him. (Near Mount Chirripó) [1]


Ph.D. Geology (University of Heidelberg, 1936)

Works Published[edit]

Die Geologie Mittelamerikas (The Geology of Central America)/ von Dr. Richard Weyl. Berlin-Nikolassee : Gebruder Borntraeger, 1961. ISBN 3-443-11001-0

Geologie der Antillen / Richard Weil. Berlin-Nikolassee : Borntraeger, 1966.

Geology of Central America / by Richard Weyl. Berlin : Gebr. Borntraeger, 1980.


Departmental History Webpage by Hubert Miller [2] <webpage now defunct>

List mentioning correspondence with Weyl [3]

Costa Rica Guides: Mountains and Volcanos [4]

Der Nationalsozialismus und Lateinamerika by Sandra Carreras [5]

Richard Weyl 1912-1988 by Ekke W. Guenther. [6]

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