Meet Mary Anning - The Greatest Fossil Hunter Ever Known
This is Mary Anning the worlds greatest fossil hunter and the founding mother of scientific geology. She completely changed our understanding of the origins of species and the age of the earth. Her...
I've just got back from a lovely weekend in Devon visiting friends. The weather was glorious! Sidmouth is a beautiful Regency town, I was lucky to live there for a short while, walk along this seafront and look at this view :)
Lyme Regis, the Old Fossil Shop c.1891
Lyme Regis, The Old Fossil Shop c.1891. The remarkable Miss Mary Anning brought fame to Lyme when she discovered an ichthyosaur near Charmouth in 1811. Fossil hunting remains a lucrative industry here to this day. This fossil shop, the first such outlet in the town, was demolished when the road was widened in 1913.
A Novel Town: Lyme Regis and Jane Austen's Persuasion
Lyme Regis is an adorable seaside holiday town in England with many attractions, including fishing and fossil hunting. But it is also known as the setting for part of Jane Austen's novel "Persuasion." If you're looking to combine an Austen pilgrimage with a holiday by the sea, this is the town for you!
Lyme Regis, Dorset. The town of the “French Lieutenant’s Woman” and the place where “she sells seashells”
Lyme Regis in Dorset (Photograph by Eugene Birchall) The South Coast of England does not suffer from the lack of lovely seaside towns, with...
Ackermann's Fashion Plate, 1823
I think this is one of the prettiest fashion plates I have. Even tho the background is white, the artist gives one the impression of a lady walking in the dark. It's also one of the best preserved plates, a bit yellowed with time, but no spots or stains, very clean. The lady in pink is another favorite.
The historical problems for women geologists: Travel and Gear
The geologist who wishes to study rocks is faced by a major problem: Rocks must be studied in the field and the best outcrops have the nast...
She Sells Seashells: The Fascinating Truth Behind This Old Tongue Twister
Can you say “She sells seashells by the seashore” five times fast? It’s tricky! And if you’re like most people, you’ve been twisting your tongue over that one for years. In fact, people have been trying to say it without stumbling for 108 years. But did you know it actually goes back even further than...
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