It hardly seems a minute since we were celebrating trilobites named after The Beatles, analysing the rock content of rock music with surprising accuracy, chasing William Smith around Wales and decorating our Christmas trees with dinosaurs – but the Great Geoadvent is back!
This post by Florence Bullough originally appeared on Four Degrees, part of the EGU blogs network. In our second look at links between geology and Christmas, Flo Bullough investigates the geological origins of wrapping paper…
Our ‘geologists you didn’t know were geologists’ series has become a geoadvent regular. Here, Geoscientist editor Ted Nield recounts the tale of a young American couple, their contribution to the mining industry, and the reason they were forced to take early retirement from their geological careers….
The 2017 Bryan Lovell meeting, ‘Mining for the Future’, is taking place on 23-24 November. Spaces are still available – register now!
A guest post from Dr Lloyd White, Lecturer in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia, who is currently on board the JOIDES Resolution research vessel as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program.
Rob Butler, Professor of Tectonics at the University of Aberdeen, reflects on 50 years of plate tectonic theory, and announces our new online project, Plate Tectonic Stories.