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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Geology

A naturalist in the Montnegre

published on 19.10.2009

The Montnegre Natural Park is a mountain range up to 800 meters high located near the coast. By having high humidity favors the growth of a lush, dark forest that gives the name (Montnegre it means Black Mount). But this darkness is not only observed from a distance but also from within the same forest. […]

The Ports Mounts: land of goats and vultures

published on 22.10.2008

The reporter Pere Renom attends a spectacle of a safari: hundreds of vultures feast in one of the most extensive and wild mountainous areas of the Iberian Peninsula: the Ports. Also try to “catch” the emblematic animal of the natural park: the Hispanic goat.

Science on the beach

Science at the beach

published on 1.10.2008

We will sail on beach catamaran, the only sailboat that is governed rudderless. We will discover the composition of the sand on the Maresme region and how the beach disappears. And we will meet some of the inhabitants of the wave breaking zone and we will see that they are not always what they seem.

Sahara, the limit of life

published on 23.05.2007

Quèquicom travels to the Sahara Desert in Mauritania, to see how survive the humans, animals and plants. The reporter Pere Renom captures some animals from this area like differents especies of gerbil, and spiny-tailed lizard. He also detects traces of dorcas gazelle and watches the desert hare and Fennec, and explains some of their physiological […]

The lives of iron

published on 14.03.2007

Iron is an element used and reused by humans for millennia and has many lives. To learn both the life of iron and the life with iron we will visit a steel mill where hundreds of tons of scrap are recycled every day, by melting to produce steel. We also will go into a mine […]

The greenhouse effect and climate change

published on 8.11.2006

In “Quèquicom”, prominent experts explain clearly what are the main evidence of climate change, why the planet is heated, what say predictions and what can be done to combat it.

Garraf, a mount of limestone

published on 24.05.2006

Eagles, turtles, shellfish and people form their structures due to calcium, a very strong element that is also part of the rocks of the Garraf. “Quèquicom” walks this park to explain calcium cycling. The Garraf is a spectacular rough and rocky mount, located just 30 km from the city of Barcelona. It consists of limestone, […]