Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New blog carnival: Carnival of the Arid

Hey, geoblogosphere! There's a new carnival coming up: Carnival of the Arid.

From the call for posts:

Submissions should have something to do with a desert somewhere in the world. (If you’re not sure whether your work is desert-related, check out this definition at Wikipedia, and if you’re still not sure, send it in anyway.) Submissions can be scientific in nature, or history, or travelog. Images are welcome, photographic or otherwise. Discussions of culture and politics are welcome if they’re desert-related. The one restriction, other than geographical, is that — at least when I’m compiling it — paeans to destroying the desert probably won’t make it. (Developers and ORVers take note.) Paeans to preserving or protecting the desert are fine, as are alerts of current pressing issues.

Sounds like something the geoblogosphere could definitely contribute to - and broaden our audience, in the process. So those of you who have lived in or taken pictures of deserts*... well, here's carnival for you.

*Apologies to any desert-rat geobloggers to whom I didn't link!