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Episodes 2005; 28(1): 42-47

Published online March 1, 2005


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The XIV International Geological Congress of 1926 in Spain

Francisco J. Ayala-Carcedo1, Antonio Perejón2, Luis Jordá3, Octavio Puche3

1Deceased. Formerly Instituto Geológico y Minero de España.
2Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Email:aparqueo@geo.ucm.es
3Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas (Madrid). Email: luis_etsim@hotmail.com and opuche@dinge.upm.es

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The XIV IGC was held in Spain in 1926, marking a recovery trend in the Congress after the First World War in terms of the number of participants and the number of represented countries. It was Spain that benefited most from the XIV IGC and probably never again there has geology received so much public and official attention. This paper is one of a series of articles on the history of the International Congress.