Life and Death at the White Cliffs of Dover

Asher Isbrucker
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5 min readSep 7, 2020

On a clear day, peering across the English Channel from atop the White Cliffs of Dover, you can just make out the coast of France as a strip of pale land flecked with white, like paint peeling from a picket fence. Viewed from Dover, the French coast is a distant mirror, a continuation of the same geological phenomenon that constitutes the ivory-white cliffs beneath you, resembling massive pleated curtains turned…