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Geosyncline Celebration

Today, September 12, commemorates the 1811 birth of James Hall, Jr., an American geologist (and one of the world’s first paleontologists). Hall was brilliant. But dangerous. 1,198 more words


Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell. Travels into Print Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859. The University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Publisher’s description:

In eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain, books of travel and exploration were much more than simply the printed experiences of intrepid authors. They were works of both artistry and industry—products of the complex, and often contested, relationships between authors and editors, publishers and printers. 165 more words


Scotland's Verbose Expounditor of Geological Logorrhea

James Hutton (1726-1797), Scotland’s most celebrated geologist, had a way with words. A rather awful way with words. But his scientific brilliance is uncontested. He is credited with moving geology away from the La-Z-Boy recliners of seventeenth century drawing rooms and onto the craggy cliffs where rocks are actually found. 1,891 more words


Bouldering on the Ridiculous

A Journey into Scotland : Bibliography Part Four

Geography and Geology

Bouldering: Definition: The sport of climbing without ropes or other technical gear on boulders or relatively small rock faces. 1,632 more words

A Journey Into Scotland

Earth’s Climate Evolution – a Geological Perspective on Climate Change

A guest post from Colin Summerhayes, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

Before we can understand how humans may be changing the climate, we need to establish a baseline. 746 more words


The Origin of ‘Deep Time’

I first came across the phrase ‘deep time’ in a pair of books I copy-edited for the Geological Society in 1998. I realised at once that… 344 more words

Empire was an idea, not a geography

The power of an idea split the USA from a culture similar to its own. and Pakistan from India. Empire was also an idea of the Enlightenment and Christendom. 1,780 more words

Indian History