November 2, 2013 | 3
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 – for education and amusement – in “Wunderkammern” or “Cabinets of Curiosities“. Following this tradition I will try to present on a regular basis my own “online cabinet of curiosities”, where I will share links and stories related to the history of earth sciences.
As this is the first post of the (so I hope) coming series there is also a contest:
As I´m searching still a name for it – if you get a good proposal let me know at <email@example.com> , use in the header the tag “Chamois” and include in the e-mail body the name and maybe a short explanation or drawing* why you think the name would be fitting – by doing so you will get also a chance to win a geology-related textbook (*for some inspiration visit the “making of…” post on Tricia’s Obligatory Art Blog!) – deadline for the contest will be November 30.
This Week Geohistory:
This Week Geonews:
The celebration of All Hallows’ Eve in this week prompted a lot of awesome geology-posts
This Week Geopapers: