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

Ancient Stories Provided An Early Warning About Potential Seattle Earthquakes

forbes.com — Oral tradition plays - and still plays - an important role in many societies. The subjects of these stories range from fantastic fairy tales to myths, tales based on real persons, places or historic events. But interestingly enough, these stories may also represent attempts to record and transfer knowledge of past geological catastrophes as a warning from generation to generation.
Jul 27, 2015

Mapping locations from Native stories yielded a tectonic map of the Pacfic Northwest: onforb.es/1MszsQL pic.twitter.com/BQQRo6d1yj

Jul 27, 2015

Apparently a lot of cultures without writing use stories to code information about geological disasters: onforb.es/1MszsQL

Jul 27, 2015

RT @SciForbes: Mapping locations from Native American stories yields a tectonic map of the Pacific Northwest: forbes.com/sites/davidbre… pic.twitter.com/3pZ3dXtpV3

Jul 27, 2015

#geomythology tales of evil earth-shattering spirits help to map active faults and re-evaluate geohazards tinyurl.com/o5jejqm

Jul 28, 2015

RT @ferwen: Ancient Stories Provided An Early Warning About Potential Seattle Earthquakes by @David_Bressan onforb.es/1VJx0JB vía @forbes

The Man Who Named The Dinosaurs Also Debunked Tales Of Sea Serpents

Jul 23, 2015

Today I learned that Richard Owen famously debunked a story of a sea monster encounter: onforb.es/1HMbEnB pic.twitter.com/HVUNGy23QD

Jul 23, 2015

RT @SciForbes: The man who gave dinosaurs their name also debunked sea monster stories: forbes.com/sites/davidbre… pic.twitter.com/Pl48GpLwn9

Alla Ricerca dell´Immortalità Geologica

Tunnel und Stollen - Der lange Weg zum Sieg über den Berg

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — „ Jeder, der in den Hochlagen unserer Gebirge vor der Aufgabe gestanden hat, frisches Material für wissenschaftliche Bearbeitung zu gewinnen, kennt die großen Schwierigkeiten, die ihm der oft viele eter dicke Verwitterungsgürtel entgegensetzt.

How Animal Freakshows Helped The Science Of Biology Develop

forbes.com — The Mermaid, Woolly Horse, Ploughing Elephants, etc., were merely used by me as skyrockets or advertisements, to attract attention and give notoriety to the Museum and such other really valuable attractions as I provided for the public.
Jul 17, 2015

RT @SciForbes: 18th and 19th century 'freakshows' displaying animals with birth defects helped biology develop as a science: forbes.com/sites/davidbre…

Jul 18, 2015

RT @SciForbes: P.T. Barnum hired someone to impersonate a scientist to persuade people a "mermaid" was real: forbes.com/sites/davidbre…

Six Extinct Underwater Species Scarier Than Sharks

forbes.com — Liopleurodon-literally meaning "smooth-sided teeth"-was a 21 foot long carnivore that made its home in the Jurassic seas. Although its length and weight were famously over-reported as 25 meters long and over 20 tons in BBC's Walking With Dinosaurs, the fact is even at a more conservative 20 feet in length and 2 tons in weight, it was still a massive top predator in its ecosystem.

How Volcanic Eruptions Inspired Artists

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — As diplomat in France, from 1776-1785, Benjamin Franklin noted in 1783 a strange, grey-bluish mist covering the sky above Europe. Franklin speculated that the cloud was in fact volcanic dust, may transported from the wind from Iceland to the European mainland.

Kunst & Geologie: Vulkane und Emotionen

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — Als Konsul in Frankreich, von 1776-1785, bemerkte Benjamin Franklin im Jahre 1783 einen bläulichen Nebel, der sich nicht auflöste und offensichtlich nicht wie normale Wolken aus Wasserdampf bestand. Franklin bemerkte auch das der Nebel Einfluss auf die Atmosphäre hatte, da er die damals außerordentlich kalten europäischen Winter auf die Dämpfung des Sonnenlichts durch den Nebel zurückführte.

Rocce e Minerali: I Feldspati

storiadellageologia.blogspot.com — I feldspati sono il gruppo di minerali più comuni in assoluto nella crosta terrestre, formandone da soli più della metà. I feldspati sono cristalli che formano una serie isomorfe tra I membri di un triangolo di miscibilità - i termini puri comprendono il feldspato di potassio (K), di sodio (Na), di calcio (Ca) e di bario (Ba), quest´ultimo, chiamato celsiana in onore del naturalista svedese A.

Travels & Trilobites in Geology

blogs.scientificamerican.com — " Consequently, if my theory be true, it is indisputable that before the lowest Silurian stratum was deposited, long periods elapsed, as long as, or probably far longer than, the whole interval from the Silurian age to the present day; and that during these vast, yet quite unknown, periods of time, the world swarmed with living creatures."
Jul 04, 2015

July 3, 1883: Birthday of Franz Kafka, therefore some fossilizing near his city of his birth - Prague tinyurl.com/kn5vr5h

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Jul 28, 2015

#fossilsnakegate when people know only the half of drama involving scientists & fossil-collectors I know of...

Jul 28, 2015

The return of the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis - Part VXIIII... pnas.org/content/early/…

Jul 28, 2015

Coming next: To see the world in a volcanic eruption or a rock-layer - How Geology revolutioned Art pic.twitter.com/zrk1QLkZdS

Jul 28, 2015

RT @FitzRoyRas: Amazing map of the moraines of the Lake Buenos Aires made in 1932 by C. Caldenius #SouthernHemisphere #Glaciations pic.twitter.com/yXE3WU00fW

Jul 28, 2015

Born #OTD in 1866, Helen Beatrix Potter, famous for her children-book, she did also mineral drawing !! pic.twitter.com/Wjcb5m6TEE

Jul 28, 2015

@pikarl Naja... das war noch bevor Amerika und China so richtig in den Markt eingestiegen sind :P

Jul 28, 2015

#VintageGeologyArt "In no other country you will find so much silver.." mines in Tyrol (1556) pic.twitter.com/UGSezGQXGu

Jul 28, 2015

RT @ferwen: Ancient Stories Provided An Early Warning About Potential Seattle Earthquakes by @David_Bressan onforb.es/1VJx0JB vía @forbes

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