Merensky, Hans

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Merensky, Hans (1871-1952) was a South African geologist, mining engineer, and naturalist whose efforts contributed greatly to the development of the country's natural resources.


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