Ponta Delgada, Portugal



Language: Portuguese Studies in Portuguese
Subject area: physical science, environment
Kind of studies: full-time studies
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Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, gē, i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Geology can also refer to the study of the solid features of any terrestrial planet or natural satellite, (such as Mars or the Moon).
Measuring nuclear yield depends on multiple parameters - the location and number of instruments, the geology of the area, the location of the seismic station in relation to the test site.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in:India's A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Time, 30 November 1998.
Geology may be defined to be that branch of natural history which investigates the successive changes that have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature. It is a science founded on exact observation and careful induction; it may termed the physical history of our globe; it investigates the structure of the planet on which we live and explains the character and causes of the various changes in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature.
William Humble in: Dictionary of geology and mineralogy: comprising such terms in botany., H. Washbourne, 1843, p. 104.
Geology is rapidly taking its place as an introduction to the higher history of man. If the author has sought to exalt a favorite science, it has been with the desire that man—in whom geological history had its consummation, the prophecies of the successive ages their fulfilment—might better comprehend his own nobility and the true purpose of his existence.
James D. Dana in: Geology: Treating Of The Principles Of The Science With Special Reference To American Geological History, For The Use Of Colleges, Academies, And Schools Of Science., Theodore Bliss & Co., London: Trubner A Co., 1863, in Preface p. ix.
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