January 18, 2012 in Fieldwork
Clastic Detritus has “What Rocks: This Week’s Best in the Geoblogosphere” and the Friday Field Photo, Eruptions blog has “Vulcan’s View: Eruption News and Volcanoes from Space”, Georneys has the Monday Geology Picture, and Mountain Beltway has the Friday Fold.
What volcanoclast needs is a great blog feature.
Welcome to the Wednesday Word.
In graduate school, I bought the Glossary of Geology (I remember it being less expensive), because geology jargon was keeping me from understanding many of the scientific papers I was assigned to read. This one book has received more use than perhaps all the others I have on my bookshelf combined. Each Wednesday, I’ll pick one word and post a definition, so that we can all learn something together.
The first Wednesday Word actually comes from one of my students who was told that it was the longest word in the English language. Not sure if that’s true, but it’s gotta be in the running. Here we go. (Thanks to David Pyle for correcting my misspelling)
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicicvolcanokoniosis: A lung disease caused by the inhalation of volcanic dust.
Have a suggestion for the next Wednesday Word? Let me know in the comments. Also, be sure to send in your Accretionary Wedge by the end of January to be entered to win the special geologic prize pack.