Seas and oceans stretch from pole to pole and reach around the globe. They cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and hold in excess of 300 million cubic miles of water. The world's oceans conceal a vast underwater landscape of submerged mountain ranges, continental shelves, and sprawling trenches.
From his earliest works, architect Frank Gehry has shattered conventions, designing buildings that some critics say are more sculpture than architecture - think Guggenheim Bilbao and the Disney Concert Hall. Using unorthodox materials and space-age methods, Gehry creates unexpected, twisted forms. His work has been called radical, playful, organic, sensual - a modernism called Deconstructivism.
In 1607, Jamestown became the first settlement of the British empire in North America. Its location had been chosen due to it being easily defensible as it was surrounded on three sides by water, the water was deep enough for their ships, and the land was not inhabited by Native Americans. The pilgrims had a rocky beginning with their first winter.
Satellite images of hurricanes-roiling swirls of angry clouds-are unmistakable, but what does a hurricane look and feel like on the ground? The following pictures, personal stories, and a countdown of weather changes as the hurricane approaches and passes over will give you some idea. One of the best ways to know what experiencing a hurricane is like is to ask someone who has been in one.
01 Of 06 Borax Evaporite Minerals and Halides. Photo courtesy Alisha Vargas of Flickr under Creative Commons License Evaporite minerals are those that form by coming out of solution when seawater and the waters of large lakes evaporate. Rocks made of evaporite minerals are sedimentary rocks called evaporites.
The turkey is a very popular bird, especially around the holiday season. Before sitting down to enjoy that holiday meal, pay tribute to this splendid bird by discovering some of these fascinating turkey facts. Wild vs Domesticated Turkeys The wild turkey is the only type of poultry native to North America and is the ancestor of the domesticated turkey.