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LaterMedia : Buckland probably acquired these bone ice skates for his teaching collection during his 1838 visit to Louis Agassiz in Switzerland to examine the evidence for Glacial Theory. The lower one shows wear caused by gritty particles in the ice. Susan Newell
LaterMedia : Journey back in time - over half a billion years - in the next of our #FirstAnimals online talks! Hear the evidence shaping the answers to the big questions about the earth’s enigmatic creatures: when, where, and why? Sign up: bit.ly/2BEfcQ4
Twitter Web App : Paul Smith was one of the leaders of the first fieldtrips I went on to learn classical geological mapping, he's more than impressive in the field. Listening to his polar research work will be a treat. twitter.com/morethanadodo/…
Twitter Web App : (or similar ones), would reappear. It was this idea that seemingly prompted De la Beche to produce this satirical print which he circulated among his friends in the Geological Society, including Buckland.
Twitter Web App : Lyell was considering taking up a post at the new London University in 1830 when his influential book Principles of Geology appeared. According to his theories there, the conditions and climate of past ages would recur, and when they did, the animals prevalent at those times ...
Twitter Web App : Oops, although Buckland was the best-known geology lecturer of the time, as the print targets Lyell, the lecturer must actually be Lyell, not Buckland - see Martin Rudwick's Worlds Before Adam, p. 327...
LaterMedia : In the early 1830s a number of exciting discoveries of fossil fish were made by Samuel Hibbert Ware at Burdiehouse, south of Edinburgh. This painted cast of Megalichthys hibberti was acquired by Buckland for his teaching collection at Oxford. Susan Newell
LaterMedia : Our next speaker in our free online lecture series is Paul Smith. Find out the evidence behind the appearance of the #FirstAnimals from a polar research perspective, as well as how modern marine ecosystems evolved: bit.ly/2BEfcQ4 🐢
Twitter Web App : Stephen MuntSusan Newell There are no silly questions :) Gabriela Mángano & Andrew Rindsberg describe this specimen in a 2010 paper, in which they rename it Psammichnites plummeri: tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.108… ...
TweetDeck : "Inside the tower it was reassuring to find that 37 nests still active. A total of 75 young were visible and three adults were sitting tight but with no signs of shells in the box, indicating that they were probably still on eggs." #SwiftsDiary update: oumnh.web.ox.ac.uk/swifts-diary
LaterMedia : This trace fossil of Olivellites plummeri was in Dr Buckland’s teaching collection. The date and location where it was found in Teesdale were marked on it in ink, probably by Buckland’s wife Mary who curated his collection. Susan Newell
Twitter Web App : Greenlands Sirius Passet, inside the Arctic Circle, has provided exceptionally preserved fossils for research. Our next free talk on the #FirstAnimals will focus on the Sirius Passet fossil site and what it teaches us about early animal life. Sign up now: bit.ly/2BEfcQ4