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

Il Segreto del Gusto perfetto: La Geologia !

storiadellageologia.blogspot.com — " La loro personalità e il loro gusto dipendono da neve, acqua, torba, aria e orzo dell´ambiente in cui vengono prodotti. Rappresentano perciò gli "spiriti" specifici del luogo del quale,a un palato sapiente, svelano le caratteristiche."

27 March, 1964: The Alaska Earthquake

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — In the late afternoon of March 27. 1964 Alaska was shattered for three to five minutes by one of the (second) strongest and destructive earthquakes ever to be recorded in modern times, magnitude 9.2.ka, most remarkable were the generated tsunamis, its effects observed even in Japan.

Columnar Jointing Meme : Legend meets science

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — Long before naturalist and the columnists of the geoblogosphere became interested in columnar jointing people tried to find an explanation for these strange outcrops. Fig.1. The "chair of the whitch", old legends in the Dolomites tell about cursed places where whitches gather together...Fig.2. A fan of columns found in Ladinian (228-237Ma) basalts, Seiser Alm, South Tyrol.

A History of Geological Maps: I. From Outcrop to the first Map

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — March 23, 1769 marks the birthday of pioneering stratigrapher The German mining engineer William Smith , who is also credited as author of the first useful geological map, however like many other great accomplishments also Smith's idea of depicting the distribution of rocks on a topographic map didn't materialize out of nowhere.

Quellen als einzigartige Lebensräume

geschichtedergeologie.blogspot.com — Quellen gelten seit Urzeiten als besondere Stätten. Sie wurden als Sitz von Göttern verehrt und als heilige Bezirke geschützt. In späteren Zeiten waren Mineralwasser- und Thermalquellen hoch in Kurs, allein in Südtirol wurden vor über 100 Jahren noch 80 Mineralwasserquellen für Badezwecke genutzt. Heutzutage werden viele Quellen zur Trinkwasserversorgung genutzt, Quellschutz ist somit auch Trinkwasserschutz.

Geologizing with Darwin and Sedgwick

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — " Therefore on my return to Shropshire I examined sections and coloured a map of parts round Shrewsbury." In 1831 Charles Darwin attended a life changing expedition - not considering the voyage on board of the ", he seems not to have attended Sedgwick´s lectures on geology, as he regrets in an autobiographic note that H.M.S.

March 12, 1928: The geological induced collapse of the St. Francis Dam

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — I like to see the job as geologist also as possibility to prevent damage and protect in a certain manner people, sometimes ignoring the geological structure and resulting problems of a construction sites can have disastrous consequences.

Celebrating the Irish-Geological Heritage

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — According to a popular myth, long time ago lived a giant named Finn McCool on the shores of the county of Antrim in Ireland. On the opposite shores lived the Scottish giant Benandonner. One day Benandonner challenged McCool to a battle.

C.S.I. Geology: Forensic geoscience and its application to criminal investigations

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — The use of geology in forensic investigations can help to compile an "environmental profiling" of a person, doing so it's possible to link the suspect to the scene of crime and provide circumstantial evidence for his guilt.

Forensic Geology and the Murder-case of Aldo Moro

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — Rome, March 16, 1678 a car of the type Fiat 128 suddenly braked midst of the street, prompting the following car to crash onto it. A series of shots from a machine-gun followed, killing all of the five bodyguards of Italian prime minister Aldo Moro .
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RT @R_Siddall: My all-time #favMW @mfaboston Monster of Troy pot, from Corinth, monster is fossil samotherium skull @TwilightBeasts pic.twitter.com/TDfYpUYekX

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RT @FossilHistory: Aleš Hrdlička, anthropologist @NMNH who studied Neandertals & more was born #OTD buff.ly/1F7cgCQ #histstm http://…

Mar 29, 2015

L´ingrediente segreto di birra e altri nobili distillati : La Geologia ! tinyurl.com/q4qp8hc pic.twitter.com/ttnHI8PDE6

Mar 29, 2015

RT @Allochthonous: A nice 15 minute listen: cliffs as a larger-than-usual stack of pages in the book of Earth history. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05…

Mar 29, 2015

RT @Allochthonous: Excerpts from found letter written by eyewitness to 1964 Alaska quake. I'd like to read the whole thing! ktva.com/government-hil…

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