By: Wayne Ramsey
Modern backyard geology has taken on a substantially different meaning than the traditional meaning. In modern methods of building homes, dirt is trucked in from a variety of sources that is for the most part smoothed out and made to be as perfect for that...
By: Allen Teal
Although many people believe that the earth was created, for the sake of this article, I am going to present a brief sketch of the prevailing scientific thought on the subject.The earth began as a part of a cloud of gas and debris.Sometime...
By: Red Dwyer
The most powerful force in the creation of the Grand Canyon has been erosion caused mostly by water, but also by the wind. Other contributors are the Colorado River, continental drift, vulcanism and the Earth's orbit changing the climate.Since the Grand Canyon is in...
By: Sarah Sunshine
I love the feeling I get when I look out over the ocean. Whether I'm in a plane or on the shore, I find its vastness to be simply awe-inspiring. There's almost nothing more magical than the ocean and all of its many properties- its...
By: Red Dwyer
Both types of ocean waves, tsunamis and surface waves, are the vertical shifting of water, but are created by totally different influences.Surface waves are the most common. They are created by the friction of the wind as it blows across the surface of the...
By: Rhonda Nieman
Imagine this: You purchased some land that contains an old quarry somewhere in the back sixty acres or so, and you and some friends decide to jog on over there and be nosy. While you are there you happen across some bones unlike any you...
By: Krystle Hernandez
All rocks can be classified into one of three categories: Igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic.Igneous Rocks form directly from cooled magma. The exothermic process of losing heat and cooling internally causes a phase change from magma's liquid state to its solid, crystalline state. As most...
By: Krystle Hernandez
Geologists generally study the history of Earth, its creation, and the related events that occur above and below the Earth's surface. Becoming a geologist takes a considerable amount of hard work and a lot of dedication. If you are considering a future career as a...
By: Achilles Windsor
The three main types of rock are igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock. These rocks consistently go through a cycle in which they are changed into one another. This is known as the rock cycle. Igneous rocks are solid rocks that have formed...
By: Red Dwyer
Three types of rocks- igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic- make up the Earth's crust. All three types of rocks are subject to the processes that change one type of rock to another.Igneous rocks form when magma is expelled from beneath the crust of the Earth...

 

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