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Earth and Oceanographic Science

Sense of Scale, Measure by Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth

Story posted March 27, 2013

Garnet Schist


Above: Cross-polarized light image of garnet-kyanite schist from New England. The large black minerals are garnets; gray and white inclusions in garnet are mostly quartz and plagioclase. The pink, purple and green minerals are muscovite, chlorite and biotite; the feathery gray minerals are also chlorite.  Sample measures 2.5 by 4 cm. 


Sense of Scale, Measure by Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth is an exhibition that features evocative photographs from Arctic and Antarctic regions, taken by Bowdoin faculty and their colleagues, and which reveal cyclical processes of sea ice formation. Visitors can also interact with virtual modules from the Mathematics of Planet Earth exhibition competition. Read More

On view is a dazzling array of samples from Bowdoin College's historic crystal and mineral collection.