Baltimore, MD, October 05, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Ann C. Pizzorusso’s lecture at the Geological Society of America’s conference in Baltimore, Md., November 1-4, 2015 will explore how Italy’s geology has affected its history, art, religion, medicine and culture. Her highly illustrated talk incorporates the full-color photos, paintings, sketches and illustrations she gathered for her gold medal winning book, Tweeting da Vinci. She follows in the tradition of writers such as John McPhee and Steven Jay Gould who are able to present complex aspects of geology in a friendly, almost poetic style.
Her goal is to present geology as a vibrant field of study which affects many other disciplines. She demonstrates a unique ability to stitch together widely diverse topics—such as gemology, folk remedies, grottoes, painting, literature, physics and religion—using geology as a thread. Quoting everyone from Pliny the Elder to NASA physicist Friedemann Freund, Pizzorusso’s work is solidly backed scholarship that reads as easily as a summer novel.
In addition to using the book as a geological reference, it can be used in classes such as physics, chemistry, literature, art history, medicine, Classical Studies, Latin, Greek and Italian. By incorporating a “geologic perspective” in these courses, it can be perceived as a more “all encompassing” discipline and encourage more students to study it.
The lectures she has given on college campuses have resulted in students seeing their own majors from a different perspective and some have even signed up for introductory geology courses. And of course, Tweeting da Vinci is actively involved in social media, encouraging scientific and cultural dialog on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the author: Ann C. Pizzorusso is a geologist and Italian Renaissance scholar. After many years of doing virtually everything in the world of geology—drilling for oil, hunting for gems, cleaning up pollution in soil and groundwater, she turned her geologic skills toward Leonardo da Vinci.
About the GSA: Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America® (GSA) located in Boulder, Co. provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. It is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 26,000 individuals in 115 countries. More than 7,000 geoscientists will be presenting 4,700 abstracts at the GSA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland, 1-4 November 2015.
ISBN: 978-1-940613-00-0 Available on Amazon 244 pages $45.00
Published by: Da Vinci Press
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