Archive for the ‘Continents’ Category

Australia & Canada

Who knew that the two continents were at one time connected?! certainly not I, the Green Librarian. Then I read the article entitled “Geologists Find That a Remote Region of Australia Was Once Connected to Canada” by Bryan Nelson over at Mother Nature Network. Something else to research.

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Lost Continent

It always amazes me what science is able to discover. In this case, it’s how they’re able to discover a piece of a lost continent under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius through the discovery of a rock known as zircons. I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never heard of it.

Anyway, the article is entitled “3-Billion-Year-Old ‘Lost Continent’ Lurking Under African Island” by Tia Ghose over at LiveScience. Reminds me, I need to go back and check out the book Roadside Geology of Missouri by Charles G. Spencer. Next stop, the library.

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Making North America

I had the chance to watch some of the PBS special Making North America last night with my kids and was pleasantly surprised that my youngest son was enjoying it. In part, the part where we learned about how this continent was actually divided into two parts millions of years ago. I also just checked the dvd out from the library last week and so I’m hoping to watch some of it this weekend.

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