Anyhow, I have now turned back to earth science for younger readers again, as the editor's responses come my way from the Number One editor at the National Library of Australia, Jo Karmel. This is the fifth book we have worked on together (or seventh, if you count new editions separately), and there's another on the way
Anyhow, by the time we are finished, Australian Backyard Earth Scientist is going to be a good book, but here are some left-overs, more suited to older readers. These might have been epigraphs, but we don't do those for younger readers. Here are the unused quotes, and a few pics from my short-list (~250 shots at last count).
|Folds, Mt Pilatus, Switzerland.|
|Folds and faults, S. coast NSW.|
|Hexagonal packing can turn up unexpectedly.|
|Thermal mud, Orakei Korako, New Zealand|
|Volcanic bombs in the making, Mt Yasur, Tanna, Vanuatu.|
|Fossils in marble, Sydney.|
J.B.S.Haldane (1892-1964) Everything Has a History, Allen and Unwin 1951, page 50.
|Erosion in a spoil heap, South Australia.|