The Mountain Mystery blog tells the story of how we learned about our planet’s landscape. Prairies, hills, the ocean floor, and especially mountains have an amazing tale to tell. Scientists – mostly geophysicists – discovered the shape, size, and materials that define the Earth; and then showed us how the pieces are constantly changing.
This blog borrows from the book The Mountain Mystery, but also links things you will read about in the news to our planet’s long, evolving history. Whether it’s the discovery of Columbus’s lost ship or an earthquake in Chile, there is an earth story in it. These stories tell us much about where our planet has been and where we – the human animals – are going next.
The blog author, Ron Miksha, is a science, history, and travel writer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and he is a geophysicist. He has written two books, dozens of magazine and journal articles, and complements his first book, Bad Beekeeping, with a popular blog at www.badbeekeeping.com. Ron wrote The Mountain Mystery for everyone who has looked at a mountain and wondered what miracles of nature set it upon the landscape. For more about Ron, including some cool pictures taken when he was a teenager, please check Ron’s site: miksha.com.