Some articles on rock, rocks:
... for soil development are controlled by the chemical composition of the rock that the soil will eventually be forming on ... Rock types that form the base of the soil profile are often either sedimentary (carbonate or siliceous), igneous or metaigneous (metamorphosed igneous ... The rock type and the processes that lead to its exposure at the surface are controlled by the regional geologic setting of the specific area under study, which revolve around the underlying ...
... The main characteristics of the basaltic rocks with respect to the rocks of the lunar highlands is that the basalts contain higher abundances of ... Since the first sampling of rocks contained a high content of ilmenite and other related minerals, they received the name of "high titanium" basalts ... in titanium concentrations, with the highest concentration rocks being the least abundant ...
... Located 6 miles (10 km.) from Bolgatanga, these granite rocks jut dramatically from the terrain ... The rocks also make a strange whistling sound during November and December, when the harmattan wind blows from the Sahara throughout the Northern ...
... Rumors persisted that eating Pop Rocks and drinking cola would cause a person's stomach to explode ... This was, in part, caused by the false assumption that Pop Rocks contain an acid/base mixture (such as baking soda and vinegar) which produces large volumes ... Gilchrist, was falsely rumored to have died after eating a Pop Rocks and cola mixture ...
... Working in the Lake District, Rutley began to make a special study of rocks and rock-forming minerals, and soon qualified as acting petrographer on the Geological Survey ... years be worked in this capacity at the Museum in Jermyn Street he described the volcanic rocks of E ... in 1876, and wrote special memoirs on The Eruptive Rocks of Brent Tor (1878), and on The Felsitic Lavas of England and Wales (1885) ...
Famous quotes containing the word rocks:
“Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I,
To mourn, and murmur and repine,
To see the wicked placed on high,
In pride and robes of honor shine.
But oh, their end, their dreadful end,
Thy sanctuary taught me so,
On slippry rocks I see them stand,
And fiery billows roll below.”
—Isaac Watts (16741748)
“The crystal sphere of thought is as concentrical as the geological structure of the globe. As our soils and rocks lie in strata, concentric strata, so do all mens thinkings run laterally, never vertically.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“A part, a large part, of travelling is an engagement of the ego v. the world.... The world is hydra headed, as old as the rocks and as changing as the sea, enmeshed inextricably in its ways. The ego wants to arrive at places safely and on time.”
—Sybille Bedford (b. 1911)