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Category Archive: carnival

Aug 26 2011

Earth Erotica

My non-geo friends don’t get dry mouths and pounding hearts when passing road cuts. Sometimes, I think they’re blind to beauty. Unclothed rocks are some of the most beautiful sights on earth. Behold this road cut near Kingman, Arizona that had me screaming for the camera: Road cut on I40, Kingman, AZ That’s a beauty …

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Jul 18 2011

Accretionary Wedge #36 Now Available!

Get your geology on!  This one’s all about regrets, so you might want to practice your delivery of the word “D’oh!” before you head over.

Jun 23 2011

The Seduction of Subduction

This: Cascades from Skykomish River, near Gold Bar This is why I love the word subduction.  Every time I’m reading about the geology of a region, when I come across that word, I get a tingle down ye olde spine.  Because I know we’re in for it.  I know the landscape’s going to be exciting.  …

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Jun 06 2011

Accretionary Wedge #34: Encore

So I post the Accretionary Wedge #34, pack up the tents and roll the carnival out of town, and what happens?  People who should’ve been part of the show turn up.  Seems we’ll have to roll back in, then, because these acts shouldn’t be missed! Image Credit Due to Twitter not notifying me of a …

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May 29 2011

Accretionary Wedge #34: Weird Geology

It seems to me that there would be no such science as geology if dear old planet Earth wasn’t really damned weird. Image Credit: Chris Rowan People had been running into seashells on mountaintops for years.  Seashells.  On mountaintops.  “That’s weird,” they said, and eventually, some clever types not content with “Funny old world, innit?” …

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May 25 2011

Permanent Impermanence: or, How the Fuck Did That Fossilize?

It’s Weird Geology month here for the Accretionary Wedge.  Geology might not be quite as weird as quantum physics, but it’s got its moments. There’s a great many weird things to choose from, but I’ll tell you what warps my mind: seeing things we normally think of as temporary preserved forever in stone. Ripples in …

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Apr 25 2011

Accretionary Wedge #33: Now Available!

Okay, well, it has been for days now, and I’m only just getting to announcing it.  But just in case you hadn’t heard, Accretionary Wedge #33: Geology and the Built Environment: Past, Present, Future is up at Geological Musings in the Taconic Mountains.  Excellent stuff.  Get over there and get your geo build on!

Apr 13 2011

Accretionary Wedge #33: Call for Posts!

You’ve got until the 17th, people.  Get your geologic feng shui on!  And if you haven’t got any, host John van Hoesen has kindly agreed you can daydream away.  So build yourself that geologic dream house. How much fun is that, am I right?

Apr 13 2011

Living With Geology

John Van Hoesen of Geologic Musings in the Taconic Mountains asks a good question for this month’s Accretionary Wedge: “How much or what kind of ‘geology, have you incorporated into you home / living space?” If I had my druthers, this house o’ mine would be slathered in stone.  Floors, counters, patio, all stone, of …

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Mar 10 2011

Accretionary Wedge #32: I LOVE a Parade!

Line up and watch the floats go by at Ann’s Musings on Geology and Other Things.  You don’t want to miss it!  Mardis Gras and geology – what could be better?

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