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Letters from Gondwana

Letters from Gondwana is a blog, published since 2013, musing on paleontology, literature, and the history of science. The blog is the creation of paleontology student Fernanda Castano of the University of Buenos Aires. Readers will find themselves surprised by the topics covered in each post, which may include recent paleontological findings, discussions of key (and sometimes forgotten) figures in the history of paleontology, or exegeses of works of literature. For instance, a post from Halloween 2021 considers the 1929 short story "The Hounds of Tindalos," written by Frank Belknap Long, relating the mysterious, fractal "hounds" of the story to some of the bizarre and diverse creatures found in the fossil record. Another post, from April 15, 2021, explores Leonardo da Vinci's discovery of what was probably a fossilized whale in a cave in the Tuscan countryside. Letters from Gondwana is sure to intrigue students and practitioners of paleontology, and the quirky mix of science and story will make this blog intriguing for general readers as well.
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December 10th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
December 3rd, 2021 at 11:25am
Date Of Record Release
December 6th, 2021 at 8:29am
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