I'm a geologist and during my research on glaciers I became interested in history and the development of geological concepts in time.

Geologizing in the Realm of the Beast

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Freelance geologist dealing with quaternary outcrops interested in the history and the development of geological concepts through time. Follow on Twitter@David_Bressan. September 8, 1762 the young son of the Yolle's, herding the flock of sheep, disappeared near the village of Laval in the province of Dauphiné (France).

The Strange Medical Case of the Radioactive Landslide

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Freelance geologist dealing with quaternary outcrops interested in the history and the development of geological concepts through time. Follow on Twitter@David_Bressan.

Die kürzeste Genese-Geschichte der Pegmatite

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — Pegmatitgänge und Spaltenfüllungen sind die natürlichen Schatztruhen der Alpen, da sie oft durch große Kristalle von seltenen Minerale gekennzeichnet sind. Pegmatite bilden sich in Zusammenhang mit aufdringenden und erstarrenden SiO2-übersättigte Magma-Intrusionen. Bei der Auskristallisation des Magma bildet sich überwiegend Abb.1.

Paleomammologist George Gaylord Simpson

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — "The known specimens of Mesozoic mammals are among the most precious and important remains of extinct life which have yet been discovered. They are the sole direct evidence of the fundamental first tw o-thirds of evolution of the Class Mammalia, which is now dominant on the earth and to which we ourselves belong.

Physician Paracelsus and early Medical Geology

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Freelance geologist dealing with quaternary outcrops interested in the history and the development of geological concepts through time. Follow on Twitter@David_Bressan. Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541) better known as Paracelsus , is considered one of the most important mystics and physicians of all times.

Geschichte der Geologie

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — Bereits im 18. Jahrhundert war das italienische bekannt für seine Mineralstufen, die in zahlreiche Kuriositätenkabinette der Zeit bewundert werden konnten. Die erste wissenschaftliche Monographie wurde allerdings erst 1811 vom italienischen Geologen Gian Battista Brocchi (1772-1826) veröffentlicht. " Memoria mineralogica sulla Valle di Fassa. - ...mineralogische Abhandlung über das Thal von Fassa in Tirol...

In Search Of… Darwin’s Cryptids

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Freelance geologist dealing with quaternary outcrops interested in the history and the development of geological concepts through time. Follow on Twitter@David_Bressan. First bones of this mysterious creature were discovered in 1787 near Rio Lujàn (Argentinia), collected and send to Spain two years later.

Book Review: Island on Fire

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Freelance geologist dealing with quaternary outcrops interested in the history and the development of geological concepts through time. Follow on Twitter@David_Bressan. Island on Fire: The extraordinary story of Laki, the volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark By Witze, A.

Friedrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt - „Philosoph der Erde“

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — " Auf das Zusammenwirken der Kräfte, den Einfluss der unbelebten Schöpfung auf die belebte Thier- und Pflanzenwelt, auf diese Harmonie sollen stets meine Augen gerichtet sein."Humboldt (1799) Friedrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt (geboren am 14. September 1769-1859) stammt aus einer angesehenen und reichen Familie.

Alexander von Humboldt and the Hand-Beast

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Freelance geologist dealing with quaternary outcrops interested in the history and the development of geological concepts through time. Follow on Twitter@David_Bressan. The German naturalist F. W. H.
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Oct 22, 2014

WW1 trenches in the Dolomites seen by drone tinyurl.com/lgfzprw, for a geological view: tinyurl.com/osom2vy

Oct 22, 2014

may an idea for a future post : Why do geological maps don't match at state-borderlines ? blogs.nature.com/news/2014/10/g…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @ferwen: Sir Roderick Murchison died #OTD in 1871. His wife, Charlotte, introduced him in the world of geology trowelblazers.com/charlotte-murc…

Oct 22, 2014

October 22, 1917: Charlie Chaplin's The Adventuer, his last mute movie, released - features also a conglomerate cliff jerre.com/then&now/publi…

Oct 22, 2014

October 22, 1871: Died #OTD , Geologist Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, proposed in 1839 the "Silurian System" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roderick_…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @rmathematicus: RT @BLMaps William Smith, A delineation of the strata of England & Wales - with key! One for @DecodedCo http://t.co/ng28…

Oct 22, 2014

October 21, 1970: Died #OTD John Scopes, teacher & geologist, famous for involvment in Monkey Trial palaeoblog.blogspot.it/2014/10/died-t…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Laelaps: Prehistoric beasts weren't always sure-footed. This 15 million year old trace = a camel slipping in mud. @alfmuseum pic.twitter.com/71ASRGab8f

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ScienceJulia: How will this mass extinction look to future geologists studying the fossil record? Fascinating Q&A by @alexwitze http://…

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