Schedule

History of Geology
James S. Aber


First Block
Week Topic Web lecture Reading * Special
Week 1 Ancient and Medieval
Renaissance geology
al-Biruni
Agricola
IBS 1 & 2
SM 1-9
Set up
email
Week 2 Renaissance geology
European 18th century
Steno
Lomonosov
IBS 3-4
SM 10-17
Week 3 European 18th century Bergman
Humboldt
IBS 5 & 6
geo_images.pdf
Week 4 European 18th century IBS 7 Abstract 1
Week 5 European 19th century Agassiz
Nansen
IBS 8
IF I-II
Week 6 European 20th century Wegener
Skłodowska-Curie
IBS 9
IF III-IV
Week 7 Select teams
Choose topics
IBS 15 & 16
IF V-VI
Abstract 2

Second Block
Week Topic Web lecture Reading * Special
Week 8 American geology Maclure, Geological
Survey of Canada
IBS 10-11
Week 9 U.S. geology Gilbert & Chamberlin IBS 11 & 12
Week 10 Team projects Abstract 3
Week 11 U.S. geology Penrose & GSA IBS 13 & 14
Week 12 Kansas geology Sternbergs & Wooster
Week 13 Kansas geology Kansas Academy Science Abstract 4
Week 14 Teamwork Team projects

* Text books: IBS = It began with a stone (Faul and Faul 1983).
SM = The seashell on the mountaintop (Cutler 2004).
IF = The ice finders (Bolles 1999).

Return to history of geology syllabus.
J.S. Aber (2020).