Geology

  • What Kind of Fossils are Found in the Desert?

    Dinosaurs, crocodiles and whales are all fossils found in the desert. The Gobi Desert is probably the best place to find dinosaur fossils, and Whale Valley in the Western Desert in Egypt is famous for the find of many whale skeletons.
    By Karen Coates February 18, 2011 

  • Landforms of the US

    The landforms of the United States include a spectacular array of topography from some of the world’s biggest canyons to glacially scoured mountains. Here we examine a description of a few of the most basic kinds of geomorphic structures.
    By ESH February 14, 2011 

  • Famous Landforms of the Philippines

    Join this author as she takes you on a tour of her beloved country, by providing interesting facts about the famous landforms of the Philippines. The author shares the historical & environmental significance of each landform; & the country's...
    By ciel s cantoria February 10, 2011 


  • Places Where the Most Common Fossils are Found

    Where are the most common fossils found? Most fossils are found in sedimentary rocks. The best place to look for fossils is in areas that have exposed sedimentary rocks or outcrops such as gravel pits, strip mines, quarries, and river beds. Fossils...
    By Vasanth February 9, 2011 

  • About Ocean Landforms: History and Famous Sea Landforms

    Underneath the surface lies a vast variety of mountain ranges, deep ocean trenches, and array of fascinating under water landscapes which still remain unexplored. This article will explore the different types of ocean landforms.
    By Tony Smejek February 7, 2011 

  • What is Soil Erosion?

    What is soil erosion and what are the key causes of soil erosion. Learn why soil erosion occurs and how accelerated erosion is one of the major environmental concerns faced by the world today.
    By Anurag Ghosh January 19, 2011 


  • Understanding Lyell's Principle of Geology

    Are you familiar with Lyell's principle of geology? If not, read on to learn about his theories as well as the scientific contributions made by Charles Lyell.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen December 15, 2010 

  • Types of Igneous Rocks

    Igneous rocks can be felsic or mafic, coarse-grained or fine-grained, and intrusive or extrusive. The two most common types are granite and basalt.
    By Kayar December 13, 2010 

  • How Igneous Rocks Form: Bowen's Reaction Series

    The type of igneous rock you end up with depends on the percentage of silicon in the original magma. Bowen's reaction series explains how that works.
    By Kayar December 13, 2010 

  • Different Types of Lava

    Lava is molten rock that flows out of volcanoes. Depending on its composition, lava can be categorized as basaltic, andesitic, or rhyolitic. The different types of lava move in different ways including pahoehoe, A'a, sheet, and block flows. Lava cools...
    By Vasanth December 5, 2010 
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