We began in fire. Let's quench that fire with a little water. Sedimentary rocks don't always form in water, mind, but many of them do. Sedimentary I'm cheating a little bit...
One hundred years ago, a ship sideswiped an iceberg on its way across the ocean, and the Titanic legend was born. Speaking of legend, James Cameron's film was so sweeping and dramatic that some folks think it must have been entirely fictional...
(This post first appeared on En Tequila Es Verdad. I republish it here for the handful of you who might have missed it there - I'd really like you to get to know Lockwood.
Let's go back to basics for a bit. I've had a challenge thrown in my teeth. Southern Geologist didn't intend it as a challenge, I'm sure, when he* said, "The big picture/history drags people in much more easily than discussing rock types." But I'm a contrary sort of person...
Whidbey Island, Washington is a fantastic place to see glacial deposits while you enjoy some seascapes.You can also see excellent evidence of why it's not a good idea to build on a bluff...
Thank you all for the very warm welcomes and gorgeous enthusiasm! You gave Rosetta Stones a fantastic launch.With introductions out of the way and the furniture pretty much arranged, it's time to get out in the field...
The first thing geology ever said to me was, "Ouch!"I was five years old, and Mount St. Helens was busy erupting all over my teevee. I made it a get well card.
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