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29 December 2022
The platypus is extraordinary, and this is a book about how we came to know that. Written by a historian of Australian science, Platypus is subtitled, “The extraordinary story of how a curious creature baffled the world.” Moyal recounts the first specimens being sent back to the intellectual centers of western Europe (London and Paris, principally) from Australia, the subsequent suspicions that it was a hoax of taxidermy, and then …
30 December 2021
Callan reviews Scottish author David Farrier’s nonfiction exploration of humanity’s signatures on the geologic record.
19 July 2019
A final Friday fold from Madison, Wisconsin: this one a slab of cut and polished banded iron formation from Australia: What exquisitely beautiful rock! Happy Friday!
27 April 2018
Sandra McLaren of the University of Melbourne is the source of today’s guest Friday Fold. Let’s join her on a journey with her students to Cape Liptrap (southeast of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia) on a lovely day: What a spectacular place. (We have featured folds from this site previously.) Happy Friday all!
5 January 2018
My friend Vali Memeti posted this photo of her husband Scott Paterson examining some folded rocks on the coast of Tasmania last week. It looks like Vali and Scott enjoyed a fun excursion to this “Even Further” Down Under location. This is the Sulphur Creek geologic site, part of a geocache suite called “Created from Chaos,” though I don’t get too much additional information from their website. Presumably the rocks …
4 April 2014
We have a guest Friday fold today, from reader Ben Mackay-Scollay of the Monash University School of Geosciences in Melbourne: Ben writes: Hey there Professor Bentley, been a fan of your blog for a while and I thought you might be able to use this for your Friday Fold series. It’s an upright fold at Bermagui in New South Wales, where I visited recently as part of my post-grad coursework …
20 April 2012
I got this note via email last week. Hi Callan, First of all, congratulations to your blog. It is just great. I would like to contribute to your “Friday fold” section. A few words about myself. I am born in Austria and did my BSc and MSc at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben. In September 2011 I started my PhD here at Monash University (Australia), focusing on 3D implicit modelling of folded deposits …