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Wildlife of Africa and the links to wildlife of South America

When South America split from Africa (see previous blog) it became, for much of the past 130 million years, an island continent, and on it organisms evolved in “splendid isolation.” Mammals, especially, evolved into forms not seen anywhere else. The … Continue reading

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Salt, Sulphates and Survival: Living things

Salt (sodium chloride or halite), for details of the chemistry of Salt see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_(chemistry), has been the focus of human interest for thousands of years. It has been much sought after and traded since humans first realised its value. But … Continue reading

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