Peat bogs

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  • The following passage is excerpted from a popular journal of archeology. About fifty miles west of Stonehenge, buried in the peat bogs of the Somerset flatlands in southwestern England, lies the oldest road known to humanity. Dubbed the “Sweet Track” after its discoverer, Raymond Sweet, this painstakingly constructed 1800- meter road dates back to the early Neolithic period, some 6,000 years ago.

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  • This book is based on the proceedings of a highly original interna tional conference entitled Histoires de la Terre which took place at th University of Sheffield from 30 March to 1 April 2007. Its chapter explore how Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment developments i the earth sciences and related fields (palaeontology, mining, agron omy, archaeology, seismology, oceanography, evolutionary theory etc.) impacted on contemporary French culture. They reveal that geo logical ideas were a much more...

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  • Credit story to Wild Pat Morgan, that laughing, reckless, black-haired grandson of Ireland's peat bogs. To Pat Morgan, one-time flying lieutenant of the AEF, ex-inventor, amateur boxer, and drinking companion par excellence. I met Pat Morgan at the country club bar, one of those casual things. After the third highball we were calling each other by our first names. By the sixth we had dragged the family skeletons out of the closet and were shaking the dust off them. A little later we were weeping on one another's shoulders, and that's how it began....

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  • The Weidmoos was originally an extensive raised bog. For many decades, peat was extracted here on an industrial level.When the last peat was cut in 2000, Nature started to dominate the area once more.What came to be created was a mosaic of ponds, reeds and willow bushes, providing many rare species of bird with an ideal habitat. The Weidmoos gradually became a bird habitat of European significance. Over 150 species of bird have been identified so far, of which some are endangered on a European level.

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