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History of Geology

History of Geology

What rocks tell and how we came to understand it


Travels & Trilobites in Geology

" Consequently, if my theory be true, it is indisputable that before the lowest Silurian stratum was deposited, long periods elapsed, as long as, or probably far longer than, the whole interval from the Silurian age to the present day; and that during these vast, yet quite unknown, periods of time, the world swarmed with living creatures ." Charles Darwin in " On the Origin of Species " (1859), the Silurian -epoch of Darwin's time corresponds to today's C ambrian ." Barrandium " is the denomination of the stratigraphic succession found in the Basin of Prague (Czech Republic)...

July 24, 2012 — David Bressan
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Travels & Troubles in Geology: Africa

" We locked the doors, armed for a fight with gun, knife and hammers, …[]. The expectation for an adventure and the fleas hold us awake for a long time… "Austrian geologist Guido Stache in 1870 describing field work on the borders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire Summer time is also time for holidays and travels - so let us follow some geologist(s) on their travels and expeditions and their experiences, discoveries, joys and troubles of field work...

July 15, 2012 — David Bressan

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