You might think, as many might have, that by virtue of the characteristic rows of heavy plates along their back and the spiny terminations of their tail, stegosaurs (and other armoured osteoderms) probably would have encountered considerable problems if they attempted to swim. Or did they? A new paper in PYGS : Proceedings of the […]
How to hold a stick, geologically
In this photo, geologist Ian West demonstrates how to hold a stick: West is pointing the stick at some of the geology on display at Lyme Regis Westward, on the Wessex coast of southern England.
The Further Adventures of Malcolm Hole
Malcolm Hole‘s [pictured here] new publication is perhaps his most titillatingly titled: “Heavy metal, sex and granites: Crustal differentiation and bioavailability in the mid-Proterozoic,” John Parnell, Malcolm Hole, Adrian J. Boyce, Samuel Spinks and Stephen Bowden, Geology, epub June 8, 2012. The authors are at the University of Aberdeen and at Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre […]
Snowballs in the Devil’s Anus, etc.
A lecture one regrets not having seen: “Snowballs in the Devil’s Anus and Other Adventures in the World of Pedogenic Sulfates,” BUCK, B.J., LAWTON, T.F., MERKLER, D., HOWLEY, R.A., KHRESAT, S., RAWAJFIH, Z., WAIDMANN, B. and HANSON, A., paper no. 96-2 presented at the 2003 Seattle Annual Meeting (November 2–5, 2003), Quaternary Geology/Geomorphology III: Soils, […]
Analysis of sidewalk fractures
Geology professor Charles Onasch of Bowling Green State University suggests a lesson in observation and analysis: ANALYSIS OF SIDEWALK FRACTURES Summary Using fractures in sidewalks as an analog for natural outcrops, students learn to make systematic observations, measure the orientation and location of fractures, manipulate and analyze data, and consider some kinematic and dynamic questions […]