Impressions from Lost Worlds made of seaside embedded shells with Edgar Poe and Charles Lyell

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P.-F. Puech

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I am coming back from the beach of Palavas (South of France) where there are shells on the shore and stones washed up by the sea after the storm in the part where the waves broke. Seeing angular pebbles of sandstone with limestone cement among rounder stones, such as variolites and jadeites which we are told come from the Durance and carried by the Rhône before ending up in the sea, really allows us to realize changes occurring on the Earth’s surface. This common fact gives rise to certain narrative sequences concerning shells and the geological domain, stories of the Earth which take us around strange shells which perforate the stone by Charles Lyell and Edgard Poe.


 


 


 

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Puech, P.-F. (2024). Impressions from Lost Worlds made of seaside embedded shells with Edgar Poe and Charles Lyell. Human Evolution , 39(1-2), 77-83. https://doi.org/10.14673/HE2024121132
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