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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.

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The Volcano as Crematory - Paolo Gorini´s strange geological-anatomical experiments

The Volcano as Crematory - Paolo Gorini´s strange geological-anatomical experiments
historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — Gorini worked on methods to conserve corpses, in part for medical purposes, in part for more practical reasons - as he supervised also crematoriums in Italy and in Britain it was sometimes necessary to preserve a body until it could be cremated (in one case, due bureaucratic problems, he had to hold a body for over two years).

Kunst & Geologie: Der Hexensabbat

Kunst & Geologie: Der Hexensabbat
geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — Laut Legende soll in der Walpurgisnacht der Hexensabbat nebst der Wilden Jagd stattfinden. Abb.1. Francisco de Goya, Hexensabbat (1797-98). Der Begriff der Wilden Jagd wird zuerst in 1835 von den Gebrüdern Grimm schriftlich festgehalten und beschreibt den unheimlichen Zug von Hexen oder Untoten zu den verfluchten Treffpunkten.

The Origin Of Geological Terms: Diamonds

Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Crises Throughout European History

Amazing Photos Of Volcanic Eruptions

Amazing Photos Of Volcanic Eruptions
forbes.com — Picture of the Villarrica volcano as it shows signs of activity, taken from Pucon, some 800 km south of Santiago, on April 4, 2016.

The Earth-shattering Loch Ness Monster that wasn't

The Earth-shattering Loch Ness Monster that wasn't
blogs.scientificamerican.com — " I have plenty of theories." Mulder, F.W. in the " The X-Files " (1993) Summer is traditionally Silly Season, when newspapers publish strange stories about aliens and monsters again and again to bridge holiday time - and so will July on "History of Geology " be dedicated to frivolous science stories...

How Charles Darwin Classified His Mineral Collection

Charles Darwin e la vita aliena

Charles Darwin e la vita aliena
storiadellageologia.blogspot.com — Nel agosto del 1881 la rivista Science (non l´attuale Science) pubblicó un´breve resoconto da parte di due illustri menti - il tedesco Otto Hahn (non il fisico) e geologo-biologo C.R.Darwin. Nel testo, frutto di uno scambio di lettere tra i due, si parlava nientedimeno della scoperta di vita extraterrestre!

April 18, 1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake

April 18, 1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake
historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — "I tried to run to where my shoes, hat and bathrobe lay, but I guess I must have described all kinds of figures in the sand. I thought I was paralyzed. Then I thought of lightning, as the beach was full of phosphorescence. Every step I took left a brilliant iridescent streak.
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May 06, 2016

World 2nd largest diamond is estimated 70 million $, quite a bit for pure carbon tinyurl.com/gvefvlt pic.twitter.com/WOLNEIm0nw

May 06, 2016

Geological map of Italian volcanic islands, compiled in 1832, from A. von Humboldt´s Kosmos (1845-1862) pic.twitter.com/vYeLU2KzVc

May 06, 2016

"Inside the globe there live mysterious forces, whose effects become apparent on the surface" Alexander von Humboldt

May 06, 2016

@CornubiaGeol @rvkgrapevine Somewhere between hell, chaos and ragnarök... by Olaus, Magnus 1490-1557 pic.twitter.com/yX1w2XSjmi

May 06, 2016

Alexander von Humboldt also played a part in the earh(sciences)-shattering Granite War tinyurl.com/7f5ryjs pic.twitter.com/pd08xlILPA

May 06, 2016

Coming next #FossilFriday mystery even Alexander von Humboldt couldn´t solve... pic.twitter.com/XCs9ZHnAH9

May 06, 2016

Alexander von Humboldt coined the term "formation" for.. well, a geological formation pic.twitter.com/FO7X7to1wh


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