great job so far (the part on rivers was the best IMHO). Read everything, though recently discovered this gem. I am more of a geomorphology/geodesy guy (but much of this ties in).
Not sure if you haven't got to it yet or if you are going to cover it, but…Do you have anything on Sand dunes? I realize you mentioned them in the Deserts (evap exceeds precip) section, but it seemed very brief. I realize that your topic and interest is due to your acceptance of Uniformitarianism, and that Sand Dunes may not always apply to this assumption, but I think they are important to understanding how natural forces (wind) affect the earth (as in soil and rocks).
You little creationist you: "assumption" and "Uniformitarianism".
I am not a creationist. Damn talk about assumptions.
Inigio Montoya writes:
…that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
since you are a fan of Wikipedia.
Uniformitarianism is the assumption that the same natural laws and processes that operate in the universe now, have always operated in the universe in the past and apply everywhere in the universe. It has included the gradualistic concept that "the present is the key to the past" and is functioning at the same rates. Uniformitarianism has been a key principle of geology, but naturalism's modern geologists, while accepting that geology has occurred across deep time, no longer hold to a strict gradualism.
Well he is going to cover limestone next, I could read about that on Wikipedia too, I am trying to participate HERE, not read random things on Wikipedia.
LOOK: I am a cartographer. I have my degree in geography, and where I went to school, geology and geography where in the same school, and I was just really happy that EVC had some frickin earth science as opposed to the biology and chemistry that it is usually inundated with (thanks again Dr Adequate).
well enjoy yourself. what holiday is it? I wouldn't peg you for someone who celebrates Easter, and I can't think of any other holidays right now.
AE: Thanks for the kind remarks. Was there anything in particular you think I should say about sand dunes? I can always go back and add stuff.
you are welcome, I have kind words in here somewhere sometimes.
I don't really have any suggestions, other than maybe a brief explanation on the various types of dunes (for some reason crescent dunes get all the love), as I said earlier I am most interested in geomorphology, so I am not sure what yo really add, I was just wondering. I did also wonder why there was a section on Deserts in general, maybe it was just a way to classify the material, but desert is more a meteorology term than a geology one.
I wish i knew that back then. I just remember driving up I-15 (out of salt lake city), and thinking, "dang Idaho is much flatter than I thought (we were in the snake river plain), and a ton of agriculture, Dang that is a lot of hops and where are all the taters?"