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Monday, 25 April 2016

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The Floating Egg, by Roger Osborne 

Mountain Beltway [2016-04-25 15:15:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

A quick report today on a delightful book – The Floating Egg: Episodes in the Making of Geology, by Roger Osborne. It’s a collection of pieces, some only a few sentences long, others full essays, and still others short stories that fictionalize real life events. The range of styles is extensive, but what unites them all is geology in coastal Yorkshire, England. It’s a fascinating tour. The title may seem

Death Valley Trip, Getting There: A Hike to Pleistocene Shorelines 

Looking for Detachment [2016-03-22 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

 Quaternary; US
On the second day of our road trip (which began here), we left Yerington at a reasonable though not early hour, knowing full well we'd make Beatty by dinner time. About an hour later, after reaching the Alt-95–95 junction near Schurz and while still approaching Walker Lake, we found an opportunity to stretch our legs and see some geology in the process. We pulled into a side road leading to

Death Valley Trip, Part 3: Northward, and over Daylight Pass 

Looking for Detachment [2016-03-15 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

We're still on the road in Death Valley and have stopped between the turnoff to Natural Bridge and the southern entrance to the one-way Artist's Drive to look northeastward toward the Black Mountains. Geology is everywhere in Death Valley, whether you look up or down, north or south, east or west. Consequently, although MOH and I were there mostly to see this year's "superbloom," the

Geology and NASA: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist 

AGU Meetings [2016-03-15 14:50:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Dr. Ellen Stofan is a planetary scientist, STEM advocate and Chief Scientist at NASA. Her research interests include the geology of Venus, Mars, Titan and Earth and she's been involved in several planetary missions including Cassini (Radar Team), the proposed Titan Mare Explorer mission, and the Magellan mission to

Negotiations on de-licensing of geologists in Arizona 

Arizona Geology [2016-03-04 21:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info

Our colleagues in a number of the geology professional organizations in Arizona are reporting the potential for a significant change in House Bill 2613, that proposes to de-license geologists and other professionals. According to an email I got this morning, the bill was approved by the House yesterday but deregulation of geologists was taken out of the bill and a geologist will continue to

Governor open to change on geology de-licensing bill 

Arizona Geology [2016-02-20 03:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (67 visits) info

The Arizona House Commerce Committee this week approved HB2613, on a partisan vote of 5-3, to de-license a number of professions including geologists.    The bill is opposed by a broad coalition of professional organizations including the Arizona chapters of American Institute of Professional Geologists and Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists as well as the Arizona

Amazing geology in Peru: How I found a mythical boiling river in the Amazon - Andrés Ruzo - Ted Talks 2016 

The Lost Geologist [2016-02-16 00:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (83 visits) info

My good Peruvian friend and geologist (thanks Jenny!) sent me a link today about a recent Ted Talk featuring Andrés Ruzo, another Peruvian geologist, and his search for a mythical boiling river in the Amazon far from any volcanic centre. I liked the talk a lot. Reminds me of my own but not quite that adventureous times in Peru...

Geology in Space! Recent Martian Discoveries Edition 

Rosetta Stones [2016-02-04 11:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Welcome to the 21st century, where robots are doing geology on other worlds! In this edition, we're exploring Mars's rich geologic history - and finding potential signs of microbial life. -- Read more on

A Check into Natural Flavours – Did You consume Your Beaver Butt This Morning hours? 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2016-01-31 08:17:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (93 visits) info
Before you continue reading this article please consider which on the list of following categories you fall straight into: 1- You go about life eating whatever you please without caring how it is often processed and what it may perhaps contain nutritionally for your health or that is certainly detrimental to your health. or maybe […] The post A Check into Natural Flavours – Did You consume Your Beaver Butt This Morning hours? appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2016-01-29 12:08:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

The Frozen North is known as a standout amongst the most plentiful ranges with salmon, and is perfect for angling trips. This is a direct result of great tides along the West Coast and the spout of sea streams that make a situation perfect for the rearing of a large number of baitfish. It is […] The post Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

2016: The Year of Water 

Geological Society of London blog [2016-01-28 17:42:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
        Following our inaugural themed Year of Mud, the Society has declared 2016 to be the Year of Water! Throughout 2016, we’ll be exploring the different and varied ways in which geology and water interact, and the importance of … Continue reading

Died This Day: Adam Sedgwick 

Palaeoblog [2016-01-27 13:45:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

 Cambrian; GB
Adam Sedgwich (March 22, 1785 - January 27, 1873) was an English geologist who first applied the name Cambrian to the geologic period of time, now dated at 570 to 505 million years ago. In 1818 he became Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Cambridge, holding a chair that had been endowed ninety years before by the natural historian John Woodward. He lacked formal training in geology, but

GeoPoll: Who do you think most deserves the title “Father of Geology?” 

GeoSphere [2016-01-26 13:00:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

 Ordovician; CA
It’s been a while since the last geopoll/post. Too long. Life has been busy for me though. I am just concluding an extremely short post-doc at Health Canada’s Canadian Radiological... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art in the rock ... What do you see in these thin sections ? EPISODE 3 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-01-18 17:20:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
Answer to the second episode ... A runaway couple ! It can be a good way to present geology to kids and teenagers by the artistic side ! they are often very attracted by beauty as everyone ... and it is a way to catch their attention and to begin with rock. read

Dreams of Summer: This is Where and When...Wait, They Made a National Park Out of This? 

Geotripper [2016-01-17 08:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info

Why, yes. Yes they did. About two posts ago, I pointed out that there are some places where the geology is kind of...monotonous. One of those places is the vast sage plain east of Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, around the towns of Holbrook and Winslow (yes, that Winslow). The land is flat, windy and barren, hardly looking like a place of geological inspiration. And yet it is. In the last

Eumetria costata brachiopod from the Chainman formation of Utah 

Views of the Mahantango [2016-01-16 09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (77 visits) info

 Carboniferous; US
While search for fossils at Conger Springs, Utah I found lots of examples of these little brachiopods called Eumetria costata. They are small shells that are longer than wide with the widest point about midway between the umbo and the anterior margins. Each valve is roughly equally convex and has around 20 radiating costae on the surface. The umbo extends beyond the brachial valve and curves slightly to the point where the circular formen opening is located.Specimen #1 - Brachial [...]

Dreams of Summer: The Bad Star Strikes! What happened at Canyon Diablo 50,000 Years Ago 

Geotripper [2016-01-11 02:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

It might be heresy for me to say it, but there are some places where the geology appears to be kind of...monotonous. Flatlands covered by soils are sometimes not all that interesting. I can even be accused of thinking this way about my very own home valley, the Great Valley of California. I've spent a long time teaching my students that our valley isn't actually boring at all. It's just

Oklahoma earthquake zone starting to get good articles 

Ontario-geofish [2016-01-10 13:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

 Paleozoic; US
Reference I love this article.  Please buy their newspaper!   Here you can see the balkanization of US geology.  All geology stops at the state boundaries.  And here it is also stopping at the Paleozoic.  There is some prohibition from looking at the Precambrian.  In this case, it is not a 300 million year old mountain range, but a one billion year old thing.  These are the giant

Dreams of Summer and Southwest Travels: Grand Stories Exposed in a Canyon 

Geotripper [2016-01-03 09:19:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (97 visits) info
No one place on Earth can ever tell the whole story of the Earth. But there are lots of places that tell part of the story. That's the fact that makes geology one of the most fascinating sciences there is. It's an incredible detective story that must be pieced together from disparate bits and fragments that must be correlated and organized into a coherent narrative. Some places tell more of

Microbiology in the Geology 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-12-29 04:25:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

A big part of Expedition 360 happens in a small corner of one of the labs on F Deck. Here you can always manage to find one of our resident microbiologists, Virginia Edgcomb or Jason Sylvan, on the hunt for microbes.  Ginny and Jason's job starts when the announcement of "Core on deck!" comes over the intercom.  read | Impressum