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Gold of the bl-Incas

By Richard Skelton

In 1532, with just 168 men, a cannon, and mounts for fewer than 1 in 5 of his men, the Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro defeated the Incan Empire. 910 more words


Eurobodalla beaches: Meringo and Congo North

William Smith, the English father of geology, mapped the underworld of the English landscape. His first interest in geology and the story it tells came as he descended slowly through the eons down a coal mine. 407 more words


Geology & photography

This article brought together two things that I’ve always enjoyed. I’ve been captivated by rocks and geology since I was a kid and now that my daughter has revived my interest in photography, something that I’ve not really enjoyed since my dad was around, this article really hit home. 33 more words


Why is it called the Ring of Fire ?

 Because its edges mark a circle of high volcanic and seismic activity.


Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Columbia National Wildlife Refuge is a scenic mixture of rugged cliffs, canyons, lakes, and sagebrush grasslands. Formed by fire, ice, floods, and volcanic tempest, carved by periods of extreme violence of natural forces, the refuge lies in the middle of the Drumheller Channeled Scablands of central Washington. 776 more words


Get a look at how Earth's systems form Washington during Earth Science Week

It’s Earth Science Week!

Around the nation, scientists, educators and students are celebrating the forces that make up our planet. This year, they are placing special emphasis on how technology allows geoscientists to display what they learn about Earth’s complex systems in compelling ways. 211 more words

The Making of Mountains Around the World

Mountains can be majestic and mysterious, beautiful and awesome and they seem to have been around forever.   In fact they are the product of a number of complicated and powerful processes that sometimes take shape over thousands of years or can happen in a very short time as in a volcanic explosion.   908 more words