Biography of a Mountain

On The Rocks


By Stacy Phillips

When geologists study rocks it is like they are reading the rock's diary. We want to find out the secrets locked up inside the rock: how was it rock born, what did it go through during its lifetime, how has the rock changed? This video tells the story of a rock that started life on the sea floor but ended up in the greatest mountain range on earth. It is the story that I have been uncovering during my PhD research at the Open University. And here I am telling it in the Biography of a Mountain.


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