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

Of Dragons and 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. Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) was a Swiss physician, but also quite interested in travels and natural sciences.

Il Granito di Bressanone - Un'indagine petrografica

storiadellageologia.blogspot.com — Il Granito di Bressanone é stato descritto per la prima volta dal geologo Adolf Pichler, che includeva anche un ammasso tonalitico, denominato da lui " Schisto oligoclasico", in questa unita geologica. Oggigiorno vengono suddivise nel Granito/Plutone di Bressanone e la Lamella Tonalitica di Mules, dato che separate sia tettonicamente che temporalmente (Il granito è datato al Permiano, mentre la tonalite all'Oligocene).

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.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @EuroGeosciences: Fantastically Wrong: The Real-Life Journey to the Center of the Earth That Almost Was wired.com/2014/10/fantas… pic.twitter.com/M84AalDIda

Oct 30, 2014

RT @morethanadodo: Our Iguanodon skeleton shortly after arriving in 1930s. With one very proud member of staff. #tbt #throwbackthursday pic.twitter.com/VF4QrIFj47

Oct 30, 2014

#SpookyGeology Martian feeding, illustration for “War of the Worlds” (1898) by artist Henrique A. Corrêa (1876-1910) pic.twitter.com/aJx9mRzdnj

Oct 30, 2014

October 30, 1938: The (in)famous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast by Orson Welles, what's the science behind it? tinyurl.com/p5f842l

Oct 30, 2014

RT @geoitaliani: Geologia è anche donna. La dama delle Dolomiti: Maria Matilda Ogilvie Gordon (1864-1939) fb.me/3zDtv9q1G

Oct 29, 2014

October 29, 1831: Happy Birthday Othniel Charles Marsh (illustration by Matt Hamill) palaeoblog.blogspot.it/2014/10/born-t… pic.twitter.com/Gq9QEgqQ2P

Oct 29, 2014

#SpookyGeology "The bright sun was extinguish'd..." Sahara-dust-darkness in the Alps (August 2013) pic.twitter.com/j2sc7Cznoi

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