You can still enter the naming contest and now this week cabinet of curiosities - links for a lazy afternoon...
This Week Geohistory:
- November 9, 1934: Birthday of a collection of organic molecules called Carl E. Sagan
- November 8, 1895: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovers X-rays, not only useful to see bones, but also to identify the structure of crystals
- November 7, 1492: The “thunderstone of Ensisheim” is the oldest documented (and preserved) European meteorite
- November 6, 1910: Birthday of American zoologist, paleontologist, and geologist Everett C. Olson
- November 5, 1955: Doc Brown invents the Flux-Capacitator, essential part of every DeLorean time machine
On November 7, we celebrated naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace´s contributions to science, from biology to geology:
- 7th November, 1913: Alfred Russel Wallace dies
- Just wonderful - The Animated Life of A. R. Wallace
- The Man Who Wasn't Darwin: Alfred Russel Wallace on the Centenary of His Death, one podcast with Wallace biographer Peter Raby, and another one and even one from Australia
- A.R. Wallace on Geology, Great Glaciers and the Speed of Evolution
- The Forgotten Voyage and following Wallace´s footsteps
- Wallace the botanist?
- Wallaceana! The Great Link Collection
- A statue for A.R. Wallace
This Week Geonews:
- Ancient engineering skills: Using ice to drag heavy building stones (open access paper) and antiseismic castles
- Thomas Burnet's world map, with the oceans dried up, published in 1694
- In 1969 Niagara river was diverted from Niagara Falls for the first time in 12.000 years
- Geologist - maybe Italian naturalist Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729-1799) himself - investigating the inner workings of a volcano at the Italian island of "Vulcano", from Spallanzani´s book "Viaggi alle due Sicilie e in alcune parti dell’Appennino"
- Finally ! Non GMO, Non Chemical Salt (also known by chemists as Sodium-chloride)
This Week Geopapers:
- Open access paper "Identifying global zoogeographical regions: lessons from Wallace" by M. RUEDA et al.
- Open access paper "Charles Robert Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace: their dispute over the units of selection" by M. RUSE
This Week Geobooks: