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Charles Lyell, the advocat of geology Died February 22, 1875, Charles Lyell, the advocat of geology Visions of Science: Charles Lyell

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Feb 22
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Love Can Move Mountains ... Love Can Move Mountains ... History of Geology: Love Can Move Mountains http://historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com/2015/02/love-can-move-mountains.html

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Feb 14
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Geomorphologic Groundhog Day ! We don’t know how much wood a woodchuck would chuck if he could chuck wood, but we know how much sediment he moves per year… - See more at: History of

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Feb 2
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On the Art of Mineral Identification Hardness is an important feature http://historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com/2015/01/mineral-classification-made-easy-mohs.html used for mineral identification,

david_bressan
Jan 31
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Mineral Classification Made Easy - Mohs Hardness Scale January 29, 1773: Birtday of German mineralogist Carl F. C. Mohs, he revolutioned mineral classification, publishing textbooks for the identification of

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Jan 29
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Geologists in the land of the Kangaroo Terra Australis - the southern continent had been “discovered” by Europeans already in 1606, but only in 1642 the size of the new “island” becomes

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Jan 26
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“What a confusion for Geologists” – Geologizing with Darwin January 16, 1832 the H.M.S.Beagle, with Charles Darwin on board, arrived to the barren “Quail Island” (today Island of Santa Maria, Cape Verde Islands). It

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Jan 16
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"Mad about Geology" - Geologizing with Darwin January 16, 1832 the H.M.S.Beagle, with Charles Darwin on board, arrived to the barren "Quail Island" (today Island of Santa Maria, Cape Verde Islands). It was

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Jan 15
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From Nukes to Ship disasters - how Forensic Seismology helps to unde January 13, 2012: collison of the Italian cruiseship "Costa Concordia", resulting in sinking, hasty evacuation and 32 victims, with a rock was recorded by

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Jan 13
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Nicolas Steno and the Origin of Fossils January 11, 1638: Happy Birthday (again) to Danish naturalist Niels Stensen or latinized Nicolas Steno, pioneer of palaeontology, taphonomy and stratigraphy.

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Jan 11
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January 11, 1771: The Birthday of Lake Alleghe January 11, 1771: The lake of Alleghe in the valley of Cordévole is today exactly 244 years old. The "birthday" of this lake is well known, at 7:02 in the

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January 6, 1912: Happy Birthday Continental Drift! January 6, 1912: German meterologist Alfred Wegener presents his controversial "Continental Drift" theory to the public http://tinyurl.com/olobn9m

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Jan 6
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A tribute to the Year of Crystallography - Haüy´s Models 2014 was the International Year of Crystallography, so here a short tribute to pioneering crystallographer René-Just Haüy The Danish anatomist and naturalist

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Dec 30, 2014
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How it all ends… “Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I

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Dec 7, 2014
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Earth’s Age and the Cosmic Calendar During the 19th century geologists realized that earth was quite older than previously believed, however this discovery posed an even greater question: what

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Nov 13, 2014
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