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This Week Geohistory:
- November 15, 1835: the "RMS Beagle" arrives to Tahiti, where a geologizing Darwin tests his famous reef-evolution-theory
- November 14, 1797: Birthday of Sir Charles Lyell, he is best known for introducing uniformitarianism in geology, however he was also interested in the enigmatic origin of Loess, a windblown sediment that Lyell however thought as deposited by rivers and in lakes
- November 14, 1963: marks the "birthday" of the volcanic island of Surtsey
- November 13, 1985: A series of lahars triggered by the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz kill 22.000 people
- November 11, 1918: World War I ends - the Great War changed landscapes and even mountains forever
This Week Geonews:
- Ghosts of Catastrophe Past - Hummocks-Terrain at Mount St. Helens
- What Happens to Google Maps When Tectonic Plates Move?
- Geology and Videogames
- A history of dinosaurs-reconstructions, the reconstruction of extinct animals is indeed a fascinating art, based on bones and other evidence from the past
- Mosses That Got Run Over By a Glacier Don´t Care
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