Jacques Yves Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC (French: [ʒak iv kusto]; commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. Continue reading

SCUBA: Aqualung by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emil Gagnan

Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan, French naval engineers and divers, developed the Aqualung, a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). Continue reading

Ocean-Mapping Satellite Launched

The ocean-mapping satellite was Seasat 1, launched by the United States on June 26, 1978. Continue reading

Germans Discovered Continental Drift in 1912

Alfred Lothar Wegener, a German meteorologist, geophysicist, and Arctic explorer presented theoretical evidence of the continental drift in 1912. Continue reading

National Weather Service Map

Joseph Henry, the first director of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, USA, founded the national weather service in 1848. Continue reading

Continental Crust Discovered in Australia

Roger Buick, geologist at the University of Sydney discovered a piece of continental crust, at Pilbara craton in northwestern Australia in 1995. Continue reading

Publication of De natura fossilium

The publication De natura fossilium (On Natural Fossils) by Georgius Agricola Continue reading

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