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Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
The Damara Orogeny was part of the Pan-African orogeny.
Dolostone or dolomite rock is a sedimentary carbonate rock that contains a high percentage of the mineral dolomite, CaMg(CO3)2.
German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.
Henno Martin (15 March 1910 – 7 January 1998) was a German professor of geology who, along with Hermann Korn, lived for two years in the Namib Desert to avoid internment during the Second World War.
window or fenster. The klippe is the isolated block of the nappe overlying autochthonous material. A klippe (German for cliff or crag) is a geological feature of thrust fault terrains.
The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.
The mountain zebra (Equus zebra) is a threatened species in the family Equidae.
The Namib-Naukluft National Park is a national park of Namibia encompassing part of the Namib Desert (considered the world's oldest desert) and the Naukluft mountain range.
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
In geology, a nappe or thrust sheet is a large sheetlike body of rock that has been moved more than or above a thrust fault from its original position.
Paul Felix Hoffman, FRSC, OC (born March 21, 1941) is a Canadian geologist and Sturgis Hooper Professor Emeritus of Geology at Harvard University.
Quartzite (from Quarzit) is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone.
Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite.
The Snowball Earth hypothesis proposes that Earth surface's became entirely or nearly entirely frozen at least once, sometime earlier than 650 Mya (million years ago).
A thrust fault is a break in the Earth's crust, across which older rocks are pushed above younger rocks.
A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river.