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Afro-beasts

When I was growing up, all the books about mammals would gleefully tell you that the nearest relative of the elephant is the rabbit-sized hyrax. Molecular biology has since revealed that elephants and hyraxes belong to a diverse group of … Continue reading

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Time and Loss and Imagining

It was on a geological field trip to Arran in 1984 that I first expressed to anyone a sense of loss I felt in connection with my awareness of the vastness of deep time. This became part of my motivation … Continue reading

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