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Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 73

Issue 73 contents list: published July 2016

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A WATERFALL'S AGE-OLD SECRET

HERE COMES SUMMER FUN

See some of the great field trips we’ve had recently and check out some stunning new sites we have in store for you over the summer and early autumn. Check the website for details of these forthcoming field trips and register early to avoid disappointment as many trips fill up fast: www.rockwatch.org.uk

HOW TO GER BETTER AT FOSSIL HUNTING

Jon Noad now a geologist working in Canada, tells us about his childhood memories of fossil collecting in England and how these affected his future career. And, he shares his tips to help you become a great collector – which you can practice on our Rockwatch trips!

A WATERFALL’S AGE-OLD SECRET

A long-held desire to visit the famous Ingleton Waterfalls in Yorkshire was recently achieved by Peter Doyle and he shares his excitement of this visit with you. He was not disappointed. But he was surprised to discover that it was thrill solving all the geological clues of Earth history that the falls visit gave him.

READING THE JURASSIC ROCKS

Alan Holiday tells us how to ‘read’ the rocks on a visit to the Isle of Portland in Dorset. He gives some useful tips to help decipher the history of the rocks which can be used on any geological field trip to get the ‘story of the rocks’ you can see.

THERIZINOSAURUS – A DINOSAUR ODDITY

Rockwatcher Luke Rakhshan Parast turns geodetective to tell us about a very strange looking dinosaur indeed – Therizinosaurus. It was discovered in the late 1940’s and you, too, can become an expert on this very odd dinosaur after reading Luke’s exciting report.

GEOLOGY EXPLORER’S ANTARCTIC SHIPWRECK SURVIVAL

Tom Sharpe tells us about the amazing rescue of the geologist James Wordie and other members of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition from a very remote and icy encampment!  This year, 2016, is the centenary of that daring rescue

CREATING COAL

From Zoe Morland we learn some of the important geological features of coal formation.  Notwithstanding coal burnings’s impact on global warming, it is still an important energy source although its use is declining.

PEBBLE PUZZLE

Suzanna van Rose shows you how the mind of a geo-detective works and shares some tips on how you might spot geological processes at work on your seaside holiday.

So lots of tips for all of you budding geologists and geodetectives in this summer issue of our Rockwach Magazine.

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