Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?

Geology, Continental Drift, Mammoths and Paintballing

Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out.  But paintballing?  Absolutely – check it out!  Like facts?  Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift.   Wegener’s  Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]

Geology, How it Began & Other Stories

When did Geology Begin

When did Geology Begin?   Not as silly as it sounds!  Geology can trace its origins to ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle for example.  There is also a report on the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD79 by Pliny the Younger.  Pliny was a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome.  This points to an early origin of the […]

Who is Youngest to the South Pole?

Stop Press!!  South Pole!!  Amazing Lewis!! Well done on reaching the South Pole – incredible!!! History is likely to be in the making as 16 year old Lewis Clarke approaches the South Pole.  In severely challenging weather, round the clock daylight, deadly minus temperatures and on the back of 702 gruelling, life challenging miles.   […]

Charles Darwin and other great reads..

Charles Darwin

 Of Charles Darwin: ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’, by Richard Keynes If you fancy a fascinating read, try  ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’.  It is  an account of Charles Darwin ’s travels on ‘The Beagle’.   It is by his great grandson, Richard Keynes.   Here are a few bits that made us chuckle… “I am quite charmed with Geology […]