IMPORTANCE OF EARTH SCIENCE STORY: WHY WE STUDY ROCKS

We study rocks for about ten thousand years. From the time we started forming our society we are using rocks as our first tools. 

Moreover, our culture and lifestyle are affected by rocks: the first paints, the first building materials, all came from rocks.

So rocks were from the start dominant resources for us and in extent, they are also affecting our health. 

We study rocks to learn how Earth affects our health

Rocks are the primary source of life. They define what we breath, what we eat and what we drink. So rocks do affect us and our health. 

Geologists study rocks because they affect our health. Hence Earth Science is the story of how Earth affects our health. 

Moreover, rocks are also raw materials for many of the products we use in our daily lives.  Yet we may not realize our dependence on rocks and in extent on the environment. 

What are men to rocks and mountains? - Jane Austen 

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Therefore it is not only important to use rocks as materials but also study their impact on our health. Only recently scientists started to study rocks from the health point of view. 

For thousands of years, we are using materials that we do not know if they are causing us sickness. But this is changing with research and education in new sciences like Medical Geology.

But how rocks and our health are connected. In this episode, I am sharing all about the hows and whys.

Rocks are records of events that took place at the time they formed. They are books. They have a different vocabulary, a different alphabet, but you learn how to read them. - John McPhee

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Konstantia

Posted on 12/6/2019.

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