" Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream.
A riddle and a preview of things to come, if you know (or think you know) what the figure is showing and what's its connection to geology drop a comment…there is time until Monday….
Thursday 26th July saw the launch of SciLogs.com, a new English language science blog network. SciLogs.com, the brand-new home for Nature Network bloggers, forms part of the SciLogs international collection of blogs which already exist in German, Spanish and Dutch.
" 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 16, 1945 marks the beginning of the Atomic Age, as the first Atomic Bomb was successfully detonated during the " Trinity " test in the desert of New Mexico.
" 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.
" It was nothing of this earth, but a piece of the great outside; and as such dowered with outside properties and obedient to outside laws. "" The Colour Out of Space ", by H.P.
" Both the insignificant and the extraordinary are the architects of the natural world. " Carl Sagan in " Cosmos - Heaven & Hell" After geologists could finally answer how the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites formed, the next urgent questions was if the dolomite rock (or dolostone ) was a primary product of marine deposition or a secondary product of alteration of common limestone.
" The surface of the earth is far more beautiful and far more intricate than any lifeless world. Our planet is graced by life and one quality that sets life apart is it's complexity.
This month's Accretionary Wedge, hosted by the " Knowledge Flocs " Blog, asks for the interplay between geology and civilization - for example the interplay of warfare with the landscape.
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