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6 March 2010

Travertine nubbins on a bridge

Another in the Geology Of Central Park series…

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Plumose structure

Propagation direction: upper left towards lower right:

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Erratic

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Glacial striations, southern Central Park

New York City has some cool geology: Paleozoic metamorphics scraped by Pleistocene glaciers.

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Differential weathering in the Manhattan Schist

S.E. Central Park:

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Glittery!

The Manhattan Schist with its well-developed alignment of muscovite mica:

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Three small faults

Live geoblogging from the line waiting to get into a museum exhibit…

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The Ghosts of Evolution, by Connie Barlow

Over Snowmageddon, I read Connie Barlow’s book The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms. [Google Books; Amazon] Barlow isn’t a scientist, but she’s got a scientist in her pocket: Paul Martin of the University of Arizona. In 1982, Martin and Dan Janzen of the University of Pennsylvania published a paper in Science in which they postulated that a lot of the features of some modern …

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