Previews of Coming Attractions: Post-Travel Masterpost / by Adeene Denton

Hello everyone!

I'm back in the U.S., and as promised I will be posting lots of content in the next month about my time in Europe spent looking at rocks and learning about people. I'm very excited to share what I've learned and experienced with anyone who is interested in sticking with this blog, and I will be doing a lot of writing in the meantime.

So, what can you expect from this blog during that time? 

Several things: while I cannot promise quick updates, I can promise in-depth posts about my experiences that will fall into one of two categories - a) geology of the area visited, or b) history and culture of the area visited. I also plan to write a synthesis post at the end of it all!

An Adeene sighting in Moskenesøya, Norway.

I now present to you my plans for future blog posts, in order of when they will appear:

  1. Norwegian Geology: Adeene Among the Giants
  2. Norwegian History and Culture: Adeene Learns about High Taxes
  3. Swedish Geology: Adeene Gets Lost in the Fennoscandian Shield
  4. Swedish History and Culture: Adeene and the Great Northern War
  5. Italian Dolomites Geology: Adeene and the Kilometer of Dolostone
  6. Italian Dolomites History and Culture: Adeene Walks the Italian Front of WWI
  7. A Traveling Retrospective: What Does This Project Mean?

This is a lot of material, both for me to write and for you to read! Think of it like the Harry Potter series, but shorter, written entirely on the Internet, and starring a geologist who is occasionally clueless (okay it's nothing like Harry Potter at all, sorry).  If you stick with me through all these posts, I'll be thrilled! Feel free to read whichever ones interest you, and to skip around if that's what floats your boat. The geology posts will provide both an overview of the area as well as an in-depth discussion of specific sections or regions I thought were important.  The history/culture posts will focus on how each area's residents viewed mountains and how they have played a role in that area's history, through some anecdotes of my experiences.

Important disclaimer: many books have been written about each of these topics! My posts are not intended to be comprehensive, nor the decisive work in any of these areas. It would be incredibly presumptuous of me to claim otherwise. These blog posts exist to be educational, factual, and entertaining, and I look forward to sharing them with you.

It's good to be back, and I wish you all happy reading!