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…

A Picture’s Worth A Geography Lesson: Guntersville Lake

It is said that a picture is a worth a thousand words. A picture can also be worth a geography lessonn, depending on what one looks at. The photo below: Guntersville Lake, and Guntersville, AL. That photo, taken from an airplane, can be said to have some picturesque value. A geography lesson can be gained…

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…

Explaining Appalachian Coal

Make. America. Great. Again. This is the refrain of now-President Trump’s campaign. The plans to get the USA’s economy to better times. One major part of it is the coal industry. The coal mining and steel manufacturing regions served as a major part of the electorate for Trump. Here is the truth. A politician can…

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….

Outcrops. What Are They?

Those rocks that you can see sticking out of the dirt. Those rocky places along river banks. Go to parts of the Atlanta area around the Chattahoochee River, to the Silesian Stones of Poland/Czech Republic, to the Vazquez Rocks near Los Angeles, you can find rock outcrops. And they can be made from different kinds…

Minnesota, Land Of The Sky-Tinted Waters

Want to go fishing? Go to Minnesota. Here is why. Minnesota’s name comes from the Dakota word meaning “land of sky-tinted waters”, referring to the lakes.┬áThe lakes are a major geographic feature of the state of Minnesota. It has the nickname of The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Actually, according the official count, there are over…