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Geologica Acta: an international earth science journal 2012, 10 (1)

Author: M. CANALS



Geologica Acta: an international earth science journal ISSN: 1695-6133 Universitat de Barcelona España CANALS, M. Memorial to Oriol Riba i Arderiu 1923-2011 Geologica Acta: an international earth science journal, vol.
10, núm.
1, 2012, pp.
1-4 Universitat de Barcelona Barcelona, España Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Geologica Acta, Vol.10, Nº 1, March 2012, 1-4 DOI: 10.1344-105.000001??? A v a i l a b l e o n l i n e a t w w w.
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c o m Oriol Riba i Arderiu, born in Barcelona on the 29th of August of the year 1923, was the son of the Catalan writer and poet Carles Riba and the poetess Clementina Arderiu. Oriol Riba’s life was imprinted by the vicissitudes of his family and himself, by his deep Catalan sentiment, and by his extreme curiosity, meticulousness and liveliness. In the diary he wrote when he was a teenager who was leaving his country with his family to go into external exile towards the end of the Spanish civil war, we read “Because of the laziness I feel after the war’s events, including the seizure of Vilafranca and of many other Catalan towns just a few kilometres away from Barcelona, I set aside my meteorological observations” (19 January 1939).
He took up such observations again after many years at his house in Arenys de Munt, at Coll-sa-Creu, at the station named 251.B.
This highlights other noticeable traits of his personality: perseverance, tenacity and the willpower to restart the activities he liked and that he felt he should continue doing despite the circumstances. In the very same diary we can further read “In Girona,.in the same room there was a stock of ...

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