When I studied surveying, in 1980, the field was transitioning from painstakingly perfect hand-drawn artwork and lettering to instrumentation. Now, it’s all automated, but some
Although she was spent her life studying Earth’s surface, this woman has a crater on a Venus and an asteroid named after her, per Wikipedia!
It’s a Golden Oldies weekend, with a Geoscientist of the Week I first described back in 2014. The US Geological Survey has said almost everything
More information: Georges Cuvier biography Technical paper: Ranking the Big Five extinction effects. PDF download. (Note: Very technical, but one of my favorite reference sources.)
Here is more information about that seismoscope. (PDF download) Featured image: Kowloonese, CC BY-SA 3.0.
One day, someone who had dropped by saw me reading a book and asked what it was about. “Evolution,” I replied. “Oh, Darwin!” “No, Simpson.”