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10 May 2016
Sapiens is one of the most fascinating books I’ve read in a long time. It was a best-seller, and the adjectives in the many reviews you can find online are all equally accurate: “highly intellectual and compulsively readable,” “encyclopedic … concise but eloquent, both skeptical and opinionated.” The book takes as its mission a survey of the origins and successes of our species, the side effects of those successes, and …
9 May 2016
The 2016 Heard Island expedition has returned. They took a GigaPan rig with them. Explore new imagery from this remote and hostile land!
3 May 2016
The Heezen and Tharp (1977) World Ocean Floor Panorama is an amazing map – an ideal amalgam of science and art. It is the result of a collaboration between Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp, in conjunction with artist Heinrich Berann, made a beautiful map that brought a state-of-the-art-as-of-1978 understanding of the seafloor immediately into the minds of whoever gazed upon the map. It’s a work of art, a paragon of …
2 May 2016
More 3D models: digital facsimiles of real rock samples. Check them out and explore! Clinker from the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Ripple marks from the Rose Hill Formation, West Virginia: Meta-komatiite from the Red Lake Greenstone Belt, northern Ontario, Canada: