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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.

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."

Geology and Generals: How Geology influenced the Gettysburg Campaign (Part I.)

blogs.scientificamerican.com — "Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete." The Art of War, by Sun Tzù In 1863, after more than two years of Civil War, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia launches [...]

Cryptozoon - In Search of the “Hidden Life”

blogs.scientificamerican.com — In the first edition of "On the Origin of Species" (1859) Darwin only briefly addresses the earliest known fossils, or better the lack thereof: "If the theory [of evolution] be true, it is indisputable that before the lowest Cambrian stratum was deposited, long periods elapsed .

This Meteorite Has Been Preserved For Over 520 Years

forbes.com — It was almost midday on November 7, 1492 when a "gruesome thunderbolt and long lasting roar" was heard coming from the sky and a rock impacted on a field, producing a crater "half a man length" deep.

The Tunguska Event: Still A Mystery After 107 Years

forbes.com — "It was nothing of this earth, but a piece of the great outside; and as such dowered with outside properties and obedient to outside laws." - "The Colour Out of Space" by H.P. Lovecraft On the morning of June 30, 1908, a large fireball crossed the sky above the taiga of the Stony Tunguska (Podkamennaya Tunguska ) in Siberia.

Geschichte der Geologie

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — "Dies war keine Frucht von Planeten und Sonnen die durch Teleskope oder auf den photographischen Platten unserer Observatorien zu erkennen wären. Dies war kein Hauch von den Himmeln deren Bewegungen und Dimensionen von unseren Astronomen vermessen werden, oder die ihnen als zu unendlich für jede Messung erscheinen.

How Scientists Discovered The Extinction Of Species

Storia della Geologia

storiadellageologia.blogspot.com — Jurassic World é appena uscito e già considerato uno dei film con maggior´successo di sempre - dal punto strettamente economico. Infatti la pellicola soffre dei soliti problemi dei sequels, nessuna idea o contenuto originale, effetti speciali di qualità inferiore al primo (che era del 1993!)

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.
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Jul 05, 2015

Love the Feldspars - most common minerals in earth´s crust! Heart of Pericline, Austria pic.twitter.com/G35f1q76wf

Jul 05, 2015

July 5, 1805: Birthday of Captain Robert Fitz Roy of the "Beagle", introduced C. Darwin to principles of Geology tinyurl.com/ps53ept

Jul 04, 2015

Marie Sklodowska Curie died #OTD 1934 from leukaemia, caused by exposure to high-energy radiation from her research pic.twitter.com/OxxYS2kDjL

Jul 04, 2015

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

Jul 04, 2015

RT @Jamie_Woodward_: Born #OTD in 1790 - Sir George Everest - Welshman, geographer & Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843 @Team_BMC

Jul 04, 2015

July 1-3, 1863: how the victory of Union forces at Gettysburg was influenced also by geology tinyurl.com/qfe75n7 pic.twitter.com/PWEGioh2Ii

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