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How cliffs are made

Duration: 01:48

Inspired by the layered cliffs near his farm, the founding father of geology, James Hutton, was the man behind a fundamental discovery. He revealed that sedimentary rocks were formed from layers of sand and mud laid down on the seabed.

Available since: Thu 25 Nov 2010


Series Producer
Paul Overton
Matt Barrett
Matt Barrett

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Men of Rock Deep Time

1/3 Iain Stewart tells the story of James Hutton, the founding father of geology.

First broadcast: 30 Nov 2010

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