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April 2005
vol. 50, no. 4

FEATURES

18 What Makes Good Climates Go Bad?
Many factors affect any given climate and how well people can adapt.
Michael Glantz

22 A River Runs Through Egypt: Nile Floods and Civilization
The highs and lows of the Nile River have shaped the course of Egyptian civilization for more than 8,000 years.
Fekri A. Hassan

26 Climate Policy in an Adapting World
The same philosophy that leads people to buy insurance for house fires and accidents should guide society for future climate change policy.
Gary Yohe

30 Illuminating the Black Box of Climate
Global climate models have gotten a boost in recent years from better geologic information and more computing power, but long-term prediction remains challenging.
Naomi Lubick


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
Investing in Cooperative Water Research
More funding is essential to the future of U.S. water monitoring and research partnerships.
Emery T. Cleaves

8 NEWS NOTES
Dream homes slip away * Listening to Titan * Tsunami reveals ancient ruins * Sumatra quake stronger than thought * Redating the earliest humans * Mass extinction, massive problem * Space dust and snowball Earth * Vesuvius' next eruption * New dates defy fixed hotspots * Revisiting the Lost City

17 POLITICAL SCENE
Creationism: Back in Kansas Again
In Kansas, some people are trying to redefine science to push forward a religious debate.
Linda Rowan

36 GEOPHENOMENA
Artificial aurora
Seismically outfitting Hermes

40 TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS
Melting Glaciers Reveal Ancient Bodies
From the European Iceman to Incan mummies, old bodies are resurfacing, largely intact, from retreating glaciers.
Megan Sever

42 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Geologic Etiquette in a Mechanized Era

Field researchers need to take greater care in sampling rock formations.
Peter A. Scholle

44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Russian oil doors close, maybe
Exploring for oil with satellites
Mineral of the Month: Garnet

46 GEOMEDIA
Arctic climate change in photos
Books: An icy history: A review of Frozen Earth
On the Web: Ancient Egypt and climate change
Maps: Mapping sinkhole risk in Maryland

50 PROFILES
G. Brent Dalrymple: Deep time in a tarpaper shack

51 BENCHMARKS
April 5, 1859
Charles Darwin submits his first three chapters of The Origin of Species for publication.

60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Shakespeare or the Monkey?

Scientists need to join in the battle to defend the teaching of evolution in the classroom.
Fred Schwab

DEPARTMENTS

 4 From the Editor

 6 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
34 Where on Earth?

52 GeoMarketplace
54 Classifieds:
Career opportunities

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