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Mel's 5 Second Audiobook Review: The Origin and Evolution of Earth - From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence

The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
Written by: Robert M Hazen
Read by: Robert M Hazen…
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Mel's 5 Second Review

Gems of Clairvoyance

Peter Rine had acquired an overpowering drive to acquire the ability to foresee the future course of his own life.

He had to find a way to satisfy his relentless passion for the knowledge that could come from clairvoyant precognition of the mind. 2,881 more words


Giants cristals and others "Trésors de la Terre" currently in Paris.

La dernière fois que je suis allée sur Paris j’avais envie de quelque chose de particulier et l’exposition Trésors de la Terre à la Galerie de Minéralogie et Géologie fût exactement ce dont j’avais besoin. 790 more words


The mineralogist's web companion

If you ever wanted to inform yourself about mineral structures, composition or properties, you can always search on Google (or the search engine of your choice); this will surely lead you to the Wikipedia page on that mineral. 266 more words

Programming Geology

Through the microscope and into white water

Every so often my geo professors here will say something really profound in class and I try and scribble it down in the margins. This means I end up with something really inspirational; “geologists are ultimately really interested in the passing of time” next to the chemical formula for olivine or an illustration of a sedimentary structure. 260 more words


Basalt: A Source of Beauty and Wonder

Further adventures of our mineralogists in Cambodia: follow museum scientists Paula Piilonen and Glenn Poirier on their hunt for minerals for their research.

In Ratanakiri province, and many other regions across Cambodia, the land is covered by a dark orange red, iron- and aluminum-rich soil called laterite. 577 more words