Sands of Time


Michael Welland of Through the Sandglass has done a very superb job blogging the paper I’ve had open in a tab meaning to read for absolute ages now.  I had one thought when I first began reading it, and it’s quoting T.H. Huxley: “How extremely stupid not to have thought of that!”  I’d just never considered what might happen when sand freezes on a shore and later becomes lithified.

It’s really, really lovely:



If you haven’t yet had a chance to peruse that post, take a few moments and treat yourselves. 

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the link. I had read the same paper and started thinking the same thing based on some observations I had made along a certain stretch of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. One of those AHHA moments.