Geology and Medicine

Historical Connections

Author: C.J. Duffin,C. Gardner-Thorpe ,R.T.J. Moody

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1786202832

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The development of the geological and medical sciences shows overlap through numerous historical threads, some of which are investigated here by an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Some of the medical men considered here are the relatively well known Steno, Parkinson, William Hunter and Peter Duncan, as well as several more obscure individuals such as Sperling, Hodges, Lemoine, Siqués and a number of Italians. Their work included foundational geological studies, aspects of hydrogeology and the nature of fossils. The therapeutic use of geological materials has been practised since ancient times. A suite of magico-medicinal stones, some purportedly harvested from the bodies of fabulous animals, have ancient folklore roots and were worn as protective amulets and incorporated into medicines. Medicinal earths were credited with wide-ranging medicinal properties. Geology and Medicine: Historical Connections will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, medical personnel, historians of science and the general reader with an interest in science.

Geology of London

special memoir for 1:50 000 geological sheets 256 (North London), 257 (Romford), 270 (South London) and 271 (Dartford) (England and Wales)

Author: R. A. Ellison,M. A. Woods,British Geological Survey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852724781

Category: Science

Page: 114

View: 1925


The Official British Army Fitness Guide

Author: Sam Murphy,Great Britain: Ministry of Defence (Army)

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 085265118X

Category: Physical fitness

Page: 175

View: 5267

Developed by the Army Physical training Corps, this is the first official guide to getting as fit as a recruit in the British Army and is based on the actual exercises and activities the Army uses to train its soldiers.

Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglaciated Terrains

Engineering Group Working Party Report

Author: J.S. Griffiths,C.J. Martin

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1786203022

Category: Science

Page: 953

View: 1441

The Engineering Group of the Geological Society Working Party brought together experts in glacial and periglacial geomorphology, Quaternary history, engineering geology and geotechnical engineering to establish best practice when working in former glaciated and periglaciated environments. The Working Party addressed outdated terminology and reviewed the latest academic research to provide an up-to-date understanding of glaciated and periglaciated terrains. This transformative, state-of-the-art volume is the outcome of five years of deliberation and synthesis by the Working Party. This is an essential reference text for practitioners, students and academics working in these challenging ground conditions. The narrative style, and a comprehensive glossary and photo-catalogue of active and relict sediments, structures and landforms make this material relevant and accessible to a wide readership.

Engineering in the Lambeth Group

Author: D. W. Hight,R. A. Ellison,D. P. Page

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780860175834

Category: Engineering geology

Page: 210

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Drawing together this new information, coupling it to a review of case histories of construction in the Lambeth Group, this title provides guidance about the relation between engineering properties and the group's widely different lithologies, about the hazards they pose for construction, and appropriate ways to overcome them.

Lithosphere Dynamics and Sedimentary Basins: The Arabian Plate and Analogues

Author: Khalid Al Hosani,Francois Roure,Richard ELLISON,Stephen LOKIER

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642306098

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 2947

This book will constitute the proceedings of the ILP Workshop held in Abu Dhabi in December 2009. It will include a reprint of the 11 papers published in the December 2010 issue of the AJGS, together with 11 other original papers.

Yamaha Band Student, Book 1

Author: Sandy Feldstein,John O'Reilly

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457438486

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 4295

Yamaha Band Student will appeal to teachers looking for a well-paced lesson sequence that keeps students motivated to continue past the first critical year. It is affordably priced, attractively presented and meets the needs of today's students and educators. Each level includes numerous songs, duets, trios and four full-band arrangements right in the method itself---perfect for first-year concerts.

History of the Church

Volume 2: The Church In The World The Church Created: Augustine To Aquinas

Author: Philip Hughes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0722079826

Category: Religion

Page: 478

View: 4477

This volume covers one of the most critical - and one of the most interesting - periods in the history of the Church. It is, from the beginning, a period of revolt - the revolts of thinkers and 'mystics', of princes and kings, of bishops and monks, of capitalist bourgeois and proletarian workers. It is the story of the Templars, of the 'Avignon captivity' and the Great Schism of the West, of the councils of Pisa and Contance and Basel, of the Renaissance and the rise of the Ottoman Turks. It is the story, too, of philosophers (Duns Scotus and Ockham), theologians (Gerson, Nicolas of Cusa, and Cajetan)m and humanists (More, Machiavelli, and Erasmus). Popes of the period include Boniface VIII, 'Benedict XIII', Nicholas V, and Pius II, as well as the notorious Borgia, della Rovere, and Medici pontiffs. And, in these 250 years which culminated in the Reformation, come Wicklif, John Hus, and Martin Luther - and Catherine of Sienna, Vincent Ferrer, and Antonius of Florence.


Author: Edward Tanjore 1834-1914 Corwin,J. H. (Joseph Henry) 1838-1910 Dubbs,John Taylor 1859- History of Hamilton

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363077830

Category: History

Page: 558

View: 3015

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