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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.

The Enduring Mysteries Of Mount Vesuvius And The Destruction Of Pompeii

Aug 25, 2015

RT @SciForbes: It's been nearly 2,000 years since the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii: forbes.com/sites/davidbre… pic.twitter.com/OGJAc3yIqR

Aug 25, 2015

RT @SciForbes: It's been nearly 2,000 years since the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii: forbes.com/sites/davidbre… pic.twitter.com/OGJAc3yIqR

Geology Scene Investigation: Death by Volcanic Fire

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The first U.S. scientists and journalists arrived May 21, 1902 and soon researchers from the United Kingdom and France followed. Just 13 days earlier the city of Saint-Pierre, on the Caribbean island of Martinique, had been annihilated by an unknown volcanic phenomenon.
Aug 24, 2015

August 24, 79: Vesuvius, what this historic eruption teaches us about today´s volcanic hazards tinyurl.com/ppptznw pic.twitter.com/kTpTxjw9m2

The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein

forbes.com — The Steerswoman series might be the best depiction of the process of science in fiction. These start off looking like something very different than what they are, but I was absolutely hooked by the time the main character is deducing orbital mechanics from thought experiments.

Geology And Ancient Fossils Inspired H.P. Lovecraft To Write His Best Horror Story

forbes.com — Horror author H.P. Lovecraft was inspired by geological expeditions to Antarctica when writing some of his most famous stories.

From Extraterrestrial Minerals To Alien Life-Forms

forbes.com — Physics and biology are two obvious sciences explored in Star Trek. But the science of geology also played a pivotal role in the series.

8, July 1836: Darwin on St Helena and the Birth of a Volcano

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The " HMS Beagle", with on board amateur geologist Charles Darwin, arrived at the volcanic island of St Helena July 8, 1836, where it stayed until afternoon of July 14, afterwards proceeding its journey back to Great Britain.
Aug 15, 2015

Born #OTD in 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte, Darwin visited his tomb when geologizing on St. Helena tinyurl.com/nt3pg7a

From Scaly Mammals To Feathered Birds - How Views Of Dinosaurs Changed Over 150 Years

forbes.com — In the 1841 lecture in which he coined the term "dinosaurs," British paleontologist Richard Owen also described the appearance of the newly discovered, however extinct, class of vertebrates. To Owen, dinosaurs seemed to be part crocodile, part elephant, with some elements resembling the anatomy of a hippopotamus or rhinoceros.
Aug 13, 2015

From Scaly Mammals To Feathered Birds - How Views Of Dinosaurs Changed Over 150 Years tinyurl.com/pm5zw38 pic.twitter.com/1t8mhqNonM

Aug 14, 2015

RT @SciForbes: How scientists (and the public) viewed dinosaurs changed drastically over 150 years: forbes.com/sites/davidbre… pic.twitter.com/b73vfAWKdH

Ten Dinosaurs You Never Read About Growing Up

forbes.com — This fearsome carnivore was discovered by accident at a Chinese construction site in 2013. With its long snout and sharp, narrow teeth, "Pinocchio rex" looked much different than its cousin T. rex.

Vom Perch zum Berg

geobotanik.blogspot.com — Alte Urkunden um 1270 benutzen noch das Wort „ mons" um Berge wie auch Bergwerke zu bezeichnen, erst um 1300 taucht der Begriff „ berg" oder „ perch" auf, wobei der Begriff oft bewirtschaftete oder gerodete (nicht unbedingt in der Höhe liegend, aber „geborgene" Gebiete) Flächen meint.

What's in a name? - Mineralogy

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — It may seems strange, but Romans didn´t know minerals, despite various mines date back to these times, but so they didn´t know mines. Roman naturalist used the term "metallum", derived from the Greek language, to describe both real metals, as salt, sulphur or gemstones.
Aug 08, 2015

What's in a name? - >Mineralogy< has it´s roots probably in ancient celtic language tinyurl.com/nm9lcz8 pic.twitter.com/FWCH7OoClG

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Aug 30, 2015

El creador del primer mapa geológico de la Historia; William Smith tinyurl.com/p6lfowm

Aug 30, 2015

August 30, 1965: An avalanche from the Allalin glacier kills 88 construction-workers tinyurl.com/98xtqwh

Aug 30, 2015

August 30, 1797: Birthday of author Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein" features also 19th century geology tinyurl.com/nb8wka4

Aug 29, 2015

RT @kenhrubin: How the large 1815 volcanic eruption of Tambora led to the invention of the bicycle: mashable.com/2015/08/29/evo… #invention #volcano

Aug 29, 2015

@Geo_Miles found english version, one doesn´t become richest duck in the world without some basic notions on geology pic.twitter.com/oAlMa0qWfj

Aug 29, 2015

#VintageGeologyArt In search of minerals, from a medievial manuscript of Pliny´s Naturalis Historia pic.twitter.com/ibNj3PFgXC

Aug 29, 2015

August 29, 1533: Atahualpa, last emperor of the Incas, is executed by "Conquistador" Francisco Pizarro pic.twitter.com/bwf9jph6CJ

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