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April 2002
vol. 47, no. 4

FEATURES

14 EarthScope: Reassembling a Continent in Motion

How do you watch an entire continent as it moves? The proposed EarthScope project would allow earth scientists to study North America on a continental scale.
Gregory van der Vink for the EarthScope Working Group and steering committees

20 Science on Tribal Lands
Land management requires good earth science, especially for one of the country's most significant land-owning populations: Native Americans.
Susan M. Marcus



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Science Funding out of Balance

Advances in science and technology are keystones of economic prosperity. We need to support a broad portfolio.
The Honorable Sherwood Boehlert

6 NEWS NOTES
USGS water research threatened * Life on the rocks n East vs. West in the inner core * Trouble in British Columbia * T-rex: Speed walker, not runner * Field Notes

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Turning a Request into Reality
It is going to take a major effort by the geoscience community to convince Congress to fund EarthScope. But the long-term payoff will be worth it.
David Applegate


28
GEOPHENOMENA
Slip and slide in Kentucky * Dry spell in the Eastern U.S. * Quake shows Turkey quick and nimble

32 RESOURCES The Geologic Cycles of Gold
One key to gold exploration is understanding the source.
Richard J. Goldfarb and David I. Groves

42 TECHNOLOGY 3-2-1 Meltdown
The Cryobot: It burrows, it melts, it collects.
Christina Reed

DEPARTMENTS

  2 From the Editor
  4 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
24 Where on Earth?

30 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes

34 Society Page: News from geoscience societies

36
In Memoriam: Ian Whillans
40 GeoMarketplace

44 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
48 Calendar
51 Contributors Page
52 Geologic Column by Hugh Hay-Roe


 


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