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Arch

Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, UK
Having a look at the new Earth series tonight on BBC2 at 9pm, if it's anything as good as the other stuff this chap has presented - he's a really enthusiatic geologist.. I've seen a few of his programmes and they are always interesting...
 
Damn. Quiz night tonight!
 

Melvil

Guest
Elaborate, Arch - is it going to be 'And then the mighty himalayas thrust their way out of the ground as this enhanced computer graphic shows' or will it be 'the sedimentary rock clearly reveals the passage of the centuries, as our grey-socks-and-sandals resident boremeister is showing us in painfully slow real-time.'...

Well? :-)
 

abchandler

Senior Member
Location
Worcs, UK
What a great programme. Thanks Arch, really enjoyed it. The time lapse sequence of the open lava pit was a great illustration of plate tectonics
 

Tetedelacourse

New Member
Location
Rosyth
abchandler said:
What a great programme. Thanks Arch, really enjoyed it. The time lapse sequence of the open lava pit was a great illustration of plate tectonics
I caught the bits that were on during the adverts in I'm a Celebrity:blush:

And it looked the business. Apart from the aussie bloke with his playdoh and those "amazing" signs of early life. Nah, boring cobber.
 
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Arch

Arch

Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, UK
Melvil said:
Elaborate, Arch - is it going to be 'And then the mighty himalayas thrust their way out of the ground as this enhanced computer graphic shows' or will it be 'the sedimentary rock clearly reveals the passage of the centuries, as our grey-socks-and-sandals resident boremeister is showing us in painfully slow real-time.'...

Well? :-)

As I hoped, it was neither. Fancy graphics were kept to an explanatory minimum and the cute Scottish geologist chap roamed the globe from New Zealand to Iceland, taking in some pretty stunning locations (even in black and white they looked stunning) along the way.

I never realised the Atlantic rift between the American and European plates actually surfaced in Iceland. That's cool....
 
Was it the enthusiastic Scots presenter who works at the university of nottingham? Quite a youngish bloke with dark hair? He does a lot of OU programmes too.
 
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Arch

Arch

Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, UK
Fnaar said:
The other guy was cool too, Mr Mountain.
Yeah, I loved the idea of a geologist being called Mr Mountain. Do you think he changed it, or took up geology because of it?
 

Fnaar

Smutmaster General
Location
Thumberland
Arch said:
Yeah, I loved the idea of a geologist being called Mr Mountain. Do you think he changed it, or took up geology because of it?
I reckon he slowly settled into it, but will move on before he becomes fossilized in his job.
 
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