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Vitruvian Geology – Leonardo da Vinci and the Realistic Depiction http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2014/04/17/vitruvian-geology-leonardo-da-vinci-and-the-realistic-depiction-of-the-earths-surface/ In the
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A Concise History of Geological Maps: The Harmony of Colors The first maps used symbols to characterize single outcrops; later maps introduced shaded areas to display the distribution of specific rock-types, but due the
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March 30, 1759: The Four Layers of Earth In a letter dated to March 30, 1759 the Italian mining engineer Giovanni Arduino (1714-1795) proposed to the physician and fossil collector Prof. Antonio
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A Concise History of Geological Maps II: Beneath this Map, there is In the 18th century the geological significance of volcanoes was (literally) a hot topic for naturalists
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A Concise History of Geological Maps: From Outcrop to the first Map March 23, 1769 marks the birthday of pioneering stratigrapher William Smith, who is also credited with creating the first useful geological map, however like
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William Buckland & The Noble Art of Coprology Happy Birthday William Buckland (March 12, 1784-1856)
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Pompeii – a Geological Movie-Review : Introducing the Main Charact The new movie “Pompeii” reconstructs one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history with unprecedented “3D” special effects – but even the best
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You ever dance with the Devil’s Fossils… http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2013/12/05/you-ever-dance-with-the-devil/ “Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil
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Dec 5, 2013
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Geologizing with Doctor Who http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/files/2013/11/Doctor_Who.jpgNovember 23, 1963 the first episode of the British science-fiction
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A.R. Wallace on Geology, Great Glaciers and the Speed of Evolution http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2013/11/08/a-r-wallace-how-the-great-glaciers-shaped-earth-and-life/ “Very scanty acquaintance with
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Cabinet of Curiosities #1: All the Wonders of the Net and a Name-Con Early naturalists were obsessed with the idea to collect and to describe all the secrets of earth, many unusual and strange things were therefore displayed –
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Nov 2, 2013
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Fire burn, and cauldron bubble… Newton’s Philosopher’s Stone http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2013/10/30/fire-burn-and-cauldron-bubble-newtons-philosophers-stone/ “the magisterium, our great work,
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Oct 30, 2013
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Fire burn, and cauldron bubble… Bones of Giants Until the 17th century the discovery of skeletons of giants was a quite common event. In January 1546 and then in the years 1564, 1580 and 1613 bones were
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Oct 30, 2013
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October 23, 4004 B.C.: Happy Birthday Earth! October 23 is (in)famous as supposed earth’s birthday – this date is mentioned in many textbooks retelling the life of Irish Archbishop James Ussher
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Granite Wars – Episode II: A New Phase (-Diagram) http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2013/10/13/granite-wars-episode-ii-a-new-phase-diagram/ “Inside the globe [there] exist mysterious
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October 9, 1963: Vajont October 9, 22.39 a part of the slope of Mt. Toc collapsed. Within 30 to 40 seconds estimated 240 – 270 million cubic meters of material plunged into the
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Granite Wars – Episode I: Fire & Water In 1820 the Italian engineer Count Giuseppe Marzari-Pencati (1779-1836) published a short article about the stratigraphic succession found near the small
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September 26, 1997: The quake of Assisi September 26, 1997: The quake of Assisi By David Bressan | September 26th, 2013 | In the early afternoon of September 26, 1997 a sequence of earthquakes hit
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September 11, 1881: The landslide of Elm For centuries the quarries in the slope of the “Tschingelberg” had provided valuable schist-plates and with the introduction of public school (and chalk
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September 7, 1936: The last Thylacine September 7, 1936 the last officially living thylacine ( Thylacinus cynocephalus ) died at the Hobart Zoo, modern lore attributed him the name Benjamin and a
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Geologizing Asses “Humanity’s genius is to have always had a sense of its weakness. The physical energy and strength, with which nature insufficiently endowed humans, is
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Sep 6, 2013
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September 4, 1618: The landslide of Plurs “ Truthful and terrible new description/ from the sudden destruction/ of the well known village of Plurs in Bergel/ and situated in the provinces of Bünten/
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In Search of the Lost Land of Gold May 9, 1871 after a one year long search, the German geologist Karl Mauch finally spotted was he had hoped for: the ruins of gigantic buildings of stone –
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Aug 31, 2013
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The Destruction of Pompeii - Still a Mystery of History - See more a It's probably the most famous volcanic eruption of all times - the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. So
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August 21, 1986: The Lake Nyos Catastrophe [LOCKWOOD_1986_Cow_killed_by_Lake_Nyos_Gases]
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Alexander von Humboldt and the Hand-Beast The German naturalist F. W. H. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is today remembered as great geographer and
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Aug 4, 2013
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June 24, 1982: “The Jakarta Incident” June 24, 1982 a Boing 747 flying from Singapore to Perth encountered a strange phenomenon in an altitude of 11.300m – a cloud of light surrounded the
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Jun 24, 2013
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Happy Birthday, James Hutton ! Happy Birthday! James Hutton, Scottish Geologist, "Father" of Modern Geology, born June 14 (according to New Style Dates) 1726
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Jun 14, 2013
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