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Organizing the Central Australia Student Field Trip

By Jen

Last year myself and fellow PhD Jessica Lowczak organized a geological field trip for 19 students through Central Australia. This was one of the most rewarding things I’ve done, and despite there being many a stuff-up along the way, I am quite proud of the experience as a whole. 1,049 more words


Report on 'Romantic Landscapes: Geography and Travel', 23 Nov 2015

Our second CRECS event of the year was ‘Romantic Landscapes: Geography and Travel’, where we gathered to discuss the centrality of travel, topography and landscape in the Romantic period. 890 more words

Eighteenth Century


Rhodochrosite is the mineral term for manganese carbonate, or MnCO3. It has a hardness of 3.5 to 4 on the Moh’s scale and can form in crystals, granules, blades, or masses. 49 more words


BOOK: Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

Readers here have surely heard of Alfred Wegener. If so, what they know of him is probably limited to “oh, he was the geologist who came up with continental draft, which later turned into plate tectonics,” and perhaps, “people didn’t accept his theory at the time, but we now know he was right.” A new biography aims to show that Alfred Wegener – not a geologist, in fact – was so much more than the originator of the theory of continental drift. 410 more words

History Of Science


Kaolinite is a clay mineral with the chemical formula of Al2Si2O5(OH)4. It is formed by the chemical weathering of aluminum silicate minerals, like feldspar, especially in hot, moist climates. 89 more words