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

Radioactivity and Earth´s Age

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Email Print Freelance geologist dealing with quaternary outcrops interested in the history and the development of geological concepts through time. Follow on Twitter@David_Bressan. More " Freelance geologist dealing with quaternary outcrops interested in the history and the development of geological concepts through time.

Vivere tra le rocce - il camoscio alpino

storiadellageologia.blogspot.com — Fin dall´antichità le zone alpine furono semplicemente identificate come le montagne di ghiaccio.Le vette innevate, i desolati ghiaioni e le parete di roccia nuda d´alta montagna - erano ambiente contrapposto ai fiumi, laghi e fertili vallate alpine. Mentre gli ultimi facevano parte del regno umano, le zone d´alta quota erano terra di nessuno, o al massimo regno di animali reali e spiriti sovrannaturali.

Earth’s Age and the Cosmic Calendar

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. During the 19th century geologists realized that earth was quite older than previously believed, however this discovery posed an even greater question: what about the universe?

Geologie im Alten Ägypten

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — Am 4. November 1922 öffnete Howard Carter die versiegelte Tür die zum Grab von Tutanchamun - Pharao im alten Ägypten von 1332 - 1323 v.Chr. - führte. Das Grab quoll über von kostbarem Schmuck, darunter eine Brustplatte die mit einem Skarabäus, aus einem grünlich-gelblichen Edelstein mit seltsamen Glanz geschnitten, verziert war.

The Season of the Witch: Climate-Change and Witch-Hunt Through the Ages

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. August 3, 1562 a devastating thunderstorm hit central Europe, damaging buildings, killing animals and destroying crops and vineyards.

The (Zombie-)Toad-in-the-Hole

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.

Geschichte der Geologie

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — Am 20. Februar 1949 verschwand die 69-jähride Witwe Haigh führte die Polizei zu einer alten Lagerhalle in der Henrietta Helen Olivia Roberts Durand-Deacon spurlos aus ihrem Zimmer im Onslow Court Hotel, South Kensigton, London. Die Polizei verhörte die Anwohner des Hotels und bald darauf wurde Leopard Road in Sussex in der einige seltsame Dinge aufgefunden wurden: eine Pistole, Schutzkleidung aus Gummi und drei Behälter für Schwefelsäure.

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).
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Nov 22, 2014

RT @astrodicticum: Ein (höchst kitschiges) LIed für die Geologinnen und Geologen in der Timeline: "Lava" von Alkistis Protopsalti: youtu.be/byHZXYNO3JA

Nov 22, 2014

RT @FossilHistory: Remembering Raymond Dart, namer of Taung child as Australopithecus africanus (southrn ape of Africa), died #OnThisDay pic.twitter.com/TjKNSgMxbo

Nov 22, 2014

RT @astrodicticum: Erleben wir gerade das sechste große Massensterben auf der Erde? Und wenn ja: Sollte uns das kümmern? scienceblogs.de/astrodicticum-…

Nov 22, 2014

@DeepFriedDNA @TwilightBeasts Letter to Jefferson with drawing of Megatherium found in South-America in 1789 pic.twitter.com/UNPdbE69PZ

Nov 22, 2014

RT @DeepFriedDNA: @David_Bressan It's Megalonyx, but the discovery of Megatherium allowed him to switch from Carnivora to Xenarthra.monticello.org/site/research-…

Nov 22, 2014

@DeepFriedDNA Ahhh zoologists... now I´m totally taxonomical confused

Nov 22, 2014

RT @istemfer: Mignon Talbot and the forgotten women of Paleontology. wp.me/p3ihHu-NI via @ferwen

Nov 22, 2014

@DeepFriedDNA @TwilightBeasts Other way, Jefferson classified it as predator-cat Megalonyx, but it was Megatherium wired.com/2011/06/reveng…

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