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Hot Science Cool Tales - Hamish Campbell


Thu 12 May 2016, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, Cnr Queens Drive and Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: HuttCityLibraries

Imagine a diverse continent with seemingly endless land in all directions, mountains, volcanoes, and canyons. Now imagine this same continent under the sea, and largely drowned - Welcome to Zealandia!

From a modern geological perspective, New Zealand and New Caledonia are considered to be the emergent parts of a sunken seventh continent named Zealandia. About half the size of Australia, Zealandia is 95% submerged beneath the sea.

Geologist Hamish Campbell will explain this idea in an illustrated talk about Zealandia: our continent revealed, a book he co-authored with fellow GNS Science geologist Nick Mortimer.

Hot Science - Cool Tales is a free series of talks run in conjunction with GNS Science.