Geology

  • Important Facts About Geysers

    Are you interested in learning more about geysers? If so, read on to learn the important facts on geysers such as where they are located in the world, what conditions need to exist for their formation, and where they got their name.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen April 5, 2011 

  • Historical Facts About the Geology of the Great Lakes

    The historical geology of the Great Lakes provides fascinating insights into the staggeringly powerful forces of nature which, together with patient eons of time, can dramatically convert enormous sections of mother Earth to entirely new landscapes. Let’s...
    By Daniel P. McGoldrick March 31, 2011 

  • The Composition of the Earth's Crust

    What is the Earth's crust made of? Depending on which type of crust you are referring to, there can be two different types called the continental and oceanic crusts.
    By Jarod Saucedo March 31, 2011 


  • About the Erosional Plains

    What are the erosional plains? Here we will look at the three main erosional plains - the alluvial plain, wind-eroded plain and the glacial plain. We explain them each and discuss the processes through which they are formed. In addition, we list a...
    By Claudine Baugh March 29, 2011 

  • Learn About the Land Features of Kenya

    Kenya land features are tremendously varied. From lofty volcanoes to game-rich savannas and coastal scrub, the East African country is full of striking topography and ecological landscapes.
    By ESH March 4, 2011 

  • Fossils in the Oceans Document Mass Extinctions and Climate Changes

    Fossils in the deep sea sediment are single celled organisms such as Foraminifera. Foraminifera species are found in sediment cores with ash and dust from the asteroid that caused a mass extinction. These are also types of fossils in the Arctic used to...
    By Karen Coates March 3, 2011 


  • Two Ways in Which Fossils Form: Permineralization and Amber

    What are two different ways that fossils form? Two examples are amber formation and permineralization. Insects trapped in amber are amazing fossils because a whole organism is trapped within the amber. In perminieralization, pores and cellular spaces...
    By Karen Coates February 28, 2011 

  • Prominent North Dakota Land Features

    The land features of North Dakota are more varied than the state's popular conception as flat monotony would suggest. They include badlands, rolling plateaus, and the flat beds of extinct glacial lakes.
    By ESH February 25, 2011 

  • A Guide to the Major Groups of Fossils

    Ever wanted to go fossil hunting? There are many opportunities no matter where you live in the world. You can go on your own, or better yet join up with a local group. Read on to get an overview of the major groups of fossils including microfossils...
    By Karen Coates February 25, 2011 

  • Land Features of South Africa

    South Africa has some of the most diverse terrain and microclimates in all of Africa. From the biologically diverse shrublands of the Cape Peninsula to high, windswept mountains framing plateau grasslands, South Africa's land features are both scenic...
    By ESH February 20, 2011 
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