Theophrastus of Eresus

Theophrastus (/ˌθiːəˈfræstəs/; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. Continue reading

Treatise on Rocks and Minerals titled, De lapidibus (On Stones)

Theophrastus of Eresus, the Greek scientist and philosopher, known as the founder of botany, wrote a treatise on rocks and minerals, early in the third century BCE. Continue reading

First National geologic survey

Undertaking of the project began in 1835, called Geological Survey of Great Britain, under the direction of Henry Thomas De la Beche, an economic geologist. Continue reading