History of Geology

James S. Aber
Professor Emeritus
Earth Science Department
Emporia State University

The historical development of geology as a scientific discipline from ancient civilizations to the modern space age. Historical context and cultural basis of major geological theories regarding the origin of the Earth and processes that have influenced the Earth's development. The lives and contributions of individuals, whose ideas have shaped scientific thought and public opinion. Scientific technology, exploration, and the changing role of science through time. History of American and Kansan geology.

Course Information
Procedures Schedule Geology listing

These web pages remain available in archive status,
but the course will not be updated after May 2017.

This course is designed for any student or teacher with an interest and introductory background in either earth and the natural sciences or history of science. The course is delivered in hybrid modes via on-campus sessions and online. We focus on individual scientists who were involved with development of important geological concepts. We also examine the roles of various kinds of geological institutions.

All course curriculum © by the author.
J.S. Aber (2020); all rights reserved.
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