the stories of Oz
the mythic stories of Oz
"Who are we? The answer to this question in only one of the tasks,
but the task of science."....
The geologic record provides a multitude of compelling stories that inform us about the evolution of our planet, its biosphere and our species - stories that provide a rich tradition that emphasize the connectedness of all things. These stories empower us to address the moral questions that we must face if we are, as a species, to ensure future generations will enjoy the wonders of our planet in the way we currently take for granted.
Australia is rich in such stories, and these pages provide a brief introduction to some of these uniquely Australian stories together with some illustrations, highlighting the contribution of Australian Earth scientists to the extraordinary lexicon that documents the history of our planet and our place in it.
ps. This is very much a work in progress (indeed, its infancy)!
the timeline for the stories of Oz
Geological time in millions of years (myrs)