Greetings! In this first entry I enclose a few photographs from a trip to the eastern Alps. This place has amazing geology and the views are spectacular. A natural cave system is a popular attraction here. It was amusing to see shops selling “minerals” and “rock ore” such as Amazonite, Pyrite, Quartzite, etc.
About Fate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics is a geological theory that describes the following: formation of earth's crust, subduction, continental drift, sea-floor spreading, volcanic activity, earthquakes, mantle dynamics, and so on.
Fate Tectonics is a blog to express my love and longing for geology.
Contributors. If you want to write for this blog on Geoscience topics, leave a comment in one of the posts.
Blogs I Follow
- The Volcanism Blog
- Written In Stone...seen through my lens
- Magma Cum Laude
- Arizona Geology
- Blog - Agile
- Highly Allochthonous
- AGU Blogosphere | Site-Wide Activity
- Letters from Gondwana.
- Geological Society of London blog
- Green Tea and Velociraptors
- The Failed Rift
- Rock-Head Sciences
- Elaine R. Smid
- Anisotropic Reflections
- Ancient Shore
- The Trembling Earth
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I always loved physical Geography and Geology. I loved to talk and read about things like the Atacama desert salt, Dead Sea salinity, the Amazon delta that washes out sediments miles into the Atlantic, the undersea mounts, dinosaurs (my favorite was the stegosaurus), and so on. I even did a project in school on Karst - a working model of limestone caves with stalagmites and stalactites and explained it to visitors at an exhibition!
Naturally, I studied a masters in Geology (I was particularly in interested in Sedimentology, Geochemistry, and Hydrogeology.
I had to work due to financial constraints after my masters even though I wanted to do research. Moreover, in India it was difficult to find a job related to Geology that paid anything worthwhile. In 1995, the Internet was not so common and information related to geology was not great. Thus, I worked as a copy editor of geoscience journals (Springer and Elsevier) for a while. I moved on to the IT (software) industry and worked as a technical writer. I gave my 100% and did very well here too.
In the past few years I have been lucky to write about software used in the geoscience field: GIS software and Seismic tools. I have also worked on documents used by the petroleum industry.
I collect books on geology, hunt for rocks and minerals, and participate in projects related to geology whenever I get a chance (work keeps me busy otherwise).
The interest has never been dormant - the rumblings have been there deep inside. Like a volcano...maybe the time to erupt in glorious fashion might happen anytime.
The blog is my expression of my desire to be out on the field and do research. I still hope to get back to being a geologist (or at least get involved in the subject full time!) I might go for a PhD.
I also use the blog to put up reviews of books and software related to geoscience. I have been a member of geological associations. Now that I can get around financially without being burdened by other commitments, I want to get involved in what I have always loved - geology.