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David Bressan

Geology Blogger
As seen in: Forbes

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

Charles Darwin in Rio de Janeiro and the Geology Of Sugarloaf Mountain

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — The Sugarloaf Mountain (aka: Pão de Açúcar) rising almost 400m above Rio de Janeiro is composed of granitoid rock - a plutonic rock formed by the slow cooling from magma and composed mostly of the minerals quartz, feldspar and mica.

The Dog´s Cave, Animal Cruelty and an unseen Volcanic Killer

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — The Grotta del Cane (the Dog´s Cave) is a short, 9m deep, artificial gallery located on the rim or the basin of Agnano near Naples. The basin is in reality the remains of an 8.000-4.000 year old collapsed volcano, just one smaller caldera of the Phlegraean Fields.

The Fossils Of The Dolomites - From Myth To Science

The Origin Of Geological Terms: Gold

The Origin Of Geological Terms: Dolomite

Gotta Catch 'Em All - A history of collecting rocks and minerals

historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com — Part I.: Minerals as Medicine The discovery of fossils in graves and at archaeological digs suggest that humans already in prehistoric times collected unusual shaped shaped rocks or minerals. The why of such a behavior is unknown, maybe the rocks were seen as talisman or simply appreciated as ornament.

Forensic Geology Provides Tantalizing Clues About The Fate Of Skyjacker D.B. Cooper

There's An Unknown Universe Just Below Our Feet

The Origin Of Geological Terms: Agate

The Geological Features That Inspired Hell In Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

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Aug 25, 2016

RT @RudkinDave: #Fossil echinoid spines = Lapis Judaicus: medicinal uses in antiquity (Balanocidaris, Jur., Alg.) #FolkloreThursday https://t.co/VWBfd9QVvy

Aug 25, 2016

#FolkloreThursday hunters proudly display a chamois´beard on their hat.. actually comes from the animals a*s .. https://t.co/OelJobseX6

Aug 25, 2016

Earthquake science has come a long way, but are we any closer to predicting them? (no, & probably we never will)  http://sciencenotes.ucsc.edu/2016/pages/quakes/quakes.html 

Aug 25, 2016

August 25, 79: Gaius Plinius Secundus, better known as Pliny the Elder, is killed during the eruption of Vesuvius https://t.co/08moysoDIb

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