A Creek Springs Eternal: Spring Creeks

  Poet Alexander PopeĀ  wrote “Hope springs eternal in the human breast, man never is, but always to be blest. The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home. Rests and expatiates in a life to come”. This can be applied to a particular geographic feature. And to paraphrase Alexander Pope: A creek springs eternal from a…

Nashville, Why Geography Matters.

Nashville today, the capital, and second largest city in Tennessee. It is known as the epicenter for country music in the USA. However, one thing has not been considered about Nashville, GEOGRAPHY. Why geography matters for Nashville. Consider the reason it was founded. Many do not know that the Cumberland River was and is a…

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…

Floodplains

It is spring in North America. This means the snow is melting. In many places, the snow never comes. As the snow melts, the creeks and rivers will expand. What does this result in? Floods!! Yes, that raging river bursting past its banks and causing many problems. However, one cannot talk about floods without talking…

Pittsburgh, America’s City Of Bridges.

Did you know that there are over 400 bridges in the city of Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania,USA? If you did not know that before, now you know. 446 bridges in the city of Pittsburgh. This is very fitting for a city located on THREE(3) rivers. Yes, Pittsburgh is located on three rivers. Why else was the sports venue…

Biogeography: The Great Blue Heron

Biogeography is about the spatial distribution of species and ecosystems. In this case, the great blue heron and where you can find it. Remember this. This is a large, wading bird. Wading as in wading in the water. Want to find this bird? Look for wetlands and rivers. This bird can be found through most…

Of Maps of Nicknames

A map can tell you a few things about a place. Where a place is, the things in that place, certain physical features, statistics. A map can tell you what it intends to tell you. A map can also be an indicator of a city’s nickname. Two cities to look at are New Orleans and…