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From Gondwanaland, with love : the tale of how Boston got its rocks

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas Levenson. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cull, Selby (Selby C.) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-ma en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-15T18:09:19Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-15T18:09:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/39447
dc.description Thesis (S.M. in Science Writing)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Humanities, Graduate Program in Science Writing, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 26-27). en_US
dc.description.abstract The rocks on which the city of Boston was built did not form as part of North America. They formed about 600 million years ago, at the South Pole, as the northern coast of a supercontinent called Gondwanaland. Boston's journey from the South Pole to its current location traces the world's geologic history over that period of time, including the emergence of animal life as we know it, the formation and destruction of Pangaea, and the rise and fall of the dinosaurs. More than that, though: the history of our understanding of Boston's journey illustrates how geologists think about their world, and how their ideas have changed over the last 150 years in one of science's great revolutions. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Selby Cull. en_US
dc.format.extent 27 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.title From Gondwanaland, with love : the tale of how Boston got its rocks en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M.in Science Writing en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 86110716 en_US


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