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As a geologist I can never go anywhere without being easily distracted, for example I’m sure people (mainly women) often think I am ‘eyeing’ them up, when in actual fact there is an interesting sedimentary structure preserved in the wall behind them. Likewise, walking through shopping centres, I am probably branded a complete nutcase when walking [...]
This is an extract for the Black Country Geological Society newsletter. The end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries can be regarded as the golden age of polar exploration and there was great interest in Antarctica, both from the British and Norwegians. There were many expeditions culminating in Amundsen reaching the South [...]