Topics » Science & Technology   Jan. 18, 2012

Rediscovering Charles Darwin

Rotting Tree Trunk

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Photo: British Geological Survey

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Rotting Tree Trunk

This slide contains the cross-section of a 300 million-year-old tree trunk from the British Midlands, collected by Joseph Hooker in 1846. The center of this trunk has rotted away and is filled with mud and shells.

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