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!
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.
This week, we’ve been uploading clips from Richard Thomas’ film ‘Dan McKenzie and friends’, which looks at the early history of the theory of plate tectonics. It’s easy to forget that plate tectonics, an idea we’re all familiar with at least on a basic level, isn’t all that old. It wasn’t until the 1960s that …