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

Dragons and Geology

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — He worked with incredible determination without drooping, no danger, no costs, no difficulty were to large for this great man."ns on the Alps, intended (in part) to refute popular superstition.Fig.2-5.

Kangaroos and geologists: The first geological exploration of Australia

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — I t was one of the most ambitious scientific expeditions of all times, the "Geographe" and "Naturaliste" were intended to explore the geology, botany, zoology and anthropology of the distant and largely unknown continent of Hollandia Nova, sometimes referred also as the mythical Terres Australes - today known as Australia.

April 18, 1906: San Francisco´s Wicked Ground

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — Maybe the first persons to note something unusual in early morning of April 18, 1906 were the sailors on board of the " Wellington", just entering the bay of San Francisco. The captain reported later that the ship " shivered and shook like a springless wagon on a corduroy road" even if the sea was as " smooth as glass ".

History of Paleomammology: From ancient times to mass extinctions

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — Today dinosaurs are popular and almost everywhere to be found, somehow like the fantastic dragons on ancient maps, and they also get a (to) very prominent media coverage. But until Victorian time people were interested in another fossil groups - especially the paleomammals.

Following the tracks of Ichnology

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — ge as a systematic and separate discipline.nd - like spurs, denominated Chirotherium, and It was only at the beginning of the 19th century that the first wide sprea d scientific inquiries begun, and only in the second half of the 20th century ichnology begun to emer ant birds; Noah's flood was still a popular explanation.

Clash of the Titans: The Science behind the Iceberg that sank the Titanic

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — The tragedy of the "unsinkable" - lost in the cold water of the Atlantic - became part of history and pop culture, but the story of the main culprit that caused the disaster is mostly forgotten and only vague descriptions and some photos exists of the supposed iceberg(s).

Animali nelle Miniere: Ossa e Sangue sono il Prezzo del Progresso

storiadellageologia.blogspot.com — La vita é difficile nell´antro della terra, ancora di più per organismi non adatti alle condizioni proibitive incontrate laggiù. Ma fin´dall´antichità le ricchezze nascoste - prima selce e molto piú tardi metalli preziosi - hanno attirato l´interesse degli uomini.

Kunst & Geologie: Der Bergbau - Reichtum eines Landes

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — Tirol war im Mittelalter eine bedeutende Bergbauregion, wie auch eindrucksvoll eine Tirolkarte in der Form eines Adlers zeigt, an deren Ecken allegorisch die Reichtümer des Landes präsentiert werden: Wein- und Bergbau. Die erste Ausgabe dieser Karte erschien 1609, als Kupferstich von David Zigl, eine zweite Ausgabe um 1620 wurde von Andreas Spängler angefertigt, als Begleitkarte zum Werk „ Aquila Tirolensis" des Matthias Burgklechner .

April 10, 1815: The Eruption that Shook the World

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — " I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air; Morn came and went - and came, and brought no day" " Darkness" (1816) by Lord Bryon (1788-1824) In the year 1816 Europe was slowly recovering from the Napoleonic wars, ended just one year earlier.

Geology and Cyclicity: Milankovitch´s idea

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — "I do not think that's my duty to teach to the ignorant the most basic things, and I have never forced anyone to accept my theory, on so far nobody could expose something.
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Apr 26, 2015

RT @trueanomalies: Really great online exhibit on Richter (b.#OTD 1900) & the 1906 SF earthquake, from @Caltech: archives.caltech.edu/exhibits/earth… #hi…

Apr 26, 2015

April 26, 1986: The nuclear disaster of Chernobyl and it´s lasting legacy wired.com/2013/04/the-mo…

Apr 26, 2015

RT @GeogRyedale: @Profiainstewart explaining why earthquakes are so devastating to vulnerable populations. Excellent for revision! m.youtube.com/watch?v=8QNigx…

Apr 26, 2015

April 26, 1900: Birthday of Charles Richter, famous for Richter-Scale (1935) uses quake-energy for classification pic.twitter.com/VgiVEpiLVJ

Apr 26, 2015

RT @CarolineLawrenc: #Vesuvius has erupted almost every century since AD 79. Here it is on 26 April 1872, at 3.30pm & 5pm. http://t.co/eWlD…

Apr 25, 2015

RT @PRPRC: Peace River Canyon (115 myo) Irenesauripus - large theropod traces, likely made by allosaurids #FossilFriday pic.twitter.com/SeLicHCAL5

Apr 24, 2015

RT @Amaruuk: A lot of dead needed guarding at the end of the Permian, so here's a #therapsid #Cerberus for @Sketch_Dailies! pic.twitter.com/V8D5P6rWK7

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