Alaska, America’s Land Of Fire And Ice.

The country of Iceland is known as the Land of Fire And Ice. The reasons for this are related to its geographic and geological attributes. Iceland has alot of volcanoes for a country of its size. There are also several glaciers. The United States of America has its own land of fire and ice. The…

America’s Newest National Park, 2019.

There are 62 national parks throughout the United States of American. In December 2019, the USA gained a new national park. The National Park Service now has White Sands White Sands National Park as the 62nd national park. Location of White Sands National Park: Southeastern New Mexico. The closest cities to White Sands National Park…

Oases And Geopolitics

Imagine this. You’re on a voyage through the desert. Water has not been seen for days. Barren, dry land ¬†abounds. Suddenly, a cluster of vegetation appears. No, this is not a mirage. It is for real. Where does that vegetation come from? It hardly ever rains? An oasis is an isolated cluster of vegetation surrounding…

Iceland, Where Europe And North America Meet.

There is vast ocean separating North America from Europe. There would be no way that Europe and North America could meet, not with land masses touching. However, if you go to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, there is something else to be found. A divergent plate boundary in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is where the…

Fluvial Lesson in Earth Science

If you ever want to learn something about earth science, go to a river. Just look around. Look at the river banks. Look at the rocks. Look around and explore. A book will always help. However, observe the land around you. Observe the details around you. Look at the rocks, and take some time to…

Shells, Now And Later

If one ever goes to the beach, one can find many shells. This is assuming that said persons are looking for shells. Shells can be found in other places such as rivers and lakes. Anywhere a mollusk can inhabit, so can shells be found. However, there is more. Fossils of shells have been found in…

Railroads and Geology

If you go to some railroad tracks, look at the rocks. Many do not understand that there is a connection here between geology and railroads. Here is a lesson in geotechnics. In a nutshell, the layer of rocks, known as track ballast, is like a foundation for the tracks, stopper of flooding, inhibitor of weeds….