Most of the items I’ve been adding to the BHL Flickr page were published in The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, a 19th century journal with articles on geology, paleontology, and paleobotany. I’m sure any geologist would say I’m late to the party, but I was pleasantly surprised by the various diagrams and illustrations in this Victorian journal. Below I highlight a few of the most interesting, surprising, and just plain beautiful images I’ve come across so far.
|Plesiosaurus conybeari and brachycephalus. |
Volume 37 (1881).
|Cross section of the Welland Valley. Volume 29 (1873).|
|Map illustrating the structure of the volcano of Mull. Volume 30 (1874).|
|Fossil Fern from Cape Breton. From Volume 18 (1852).|
|Eozoonal rocks. Volume 22 (1866).|
The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London has been quite the surprise. There are several more volumes to go through, so I can only imagine the surprises will keep coming. In the mean time, it looks like I need to buy a frame that can do justice to eozoonal rocks.
Written by: Adriana Marroquin, Flickr Content Volunteer at the Biodiversity Heritage Library
Check out an older post to read about my previous internship with the BHL and how I’ve used BHL images in the past.