Carl Sagan, great scientist and author of several bestsellers said once:
"(...) To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
Sagan refers here to the famous Voyager-1 "planet family picture" (see picture below). As you have probably already figured out, that pale blue dot is our planet
At first glance you may not see anything spectacular in the photograph above, but eventually you will notice a tiny dot. This is Earth.
And this is one of the purposes of this blog. To share our admiration for this planet with you. Encourage you to travel, understand and protect our fragile existence.
I sincerely doubt it... But we can always give it a try.
And this is one of the purposes of this blog. To share our admiration to this planet with you. Encourage you to travel, understand and protect our fragile existence.
We are both geologists. Me and You! Our scientific goal will be ito study our planet. To understand the modern processes and the past (the present is the key to the past!).
Being a geologist is a bit like being a detective. You have rocks as your clues and you need to figure out what happened. It is not just lame rock or fossils collecting. It is very much an intellectual adventure.
This blog will be a mix of popular science and travel blog. We appreciate that our readers may be either geology passionates or professionals (or both!) therefore we decided to construct our posts in the easiest way possible and try to make everyone happy (probably impossible, but hell, why not try?!).
There will be a few types of posts here:
-some general geology stuff (and any extra information for more professional geologists will be in italics)
-countries descriptions (a short guide for everyone, why, how, when, and how much? - these will not be exhaustive as there is plenty of information elsewhere)
-fieldtrip descriptions, i.e. where you can find some awesome sections that may illustrate the stuff we explained in the posts.
The best thing about being geologist is that you have to travel, otherwise you will never understand your own planet.
If you have any comments/suggestions do not hesitate to contact us. This is a first version of the blog and we would expect that many things will change.
Also contact us if you want cooperate!
Karol & Natalia
Source of the blue dot photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot#/media/File:Pale_Blue_Dot.png