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Southbound pocket guide to the Vredefort Dome


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Southbound pocket guide to the Vredefort Dome by David Fleminger
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Let "Southbound" take you to the Vredefort Dome and back in time to where it all started - The Big Bang! To how our world began, and then, when it was all perfectly formed around two billion years ago - Wham! Another big bang - this time an uninvited intruder from outer space in the form of a whopping 190-kilometre-diameter meteorite that smashed into Earth near today's little town of Vredefort in central South Africa. It includes 'The Vredefort Dome', South Africa's seventh and least-known World Heritage Site, which is the site of the largest and oldest meteorite impact structure on Earth. It looks at the deep impact: the formation of the dome and how the ground was turned literally inside out in a matter of minutes, which is described by UNESCO as 'the world's greatest known single energy release event' with consequences of global destruction, burying of the Witwatersrand goldfields and, perhaps, evolutionary change. It features accommodation and activities: comprehensive listings of tourist facilities and routes in and around the picturesque town of Parys at the centre of the Dome region.

Author Biography

David Fleminger has worked in many different aspects of the media industry-as a script writer, director, editor, post-production supervisor, interviewer and producer. Because of his passion for wandering the globe, travel writing appears to be evolving as David's focus in life.
Release date NZ
October 31st, 2004
Country of Publication
South Africa
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