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December 2002
vol. 47, no. 11

FEATURES

14 The Complex World along Mid-Ocean Ridges
The life forms living at hydrothermal vents are affected everyday by the complex geology of these seafloor systems. Scientists are taking a multidisciplinary approach to understand this interchange.
Charles Fisher

19 Minerals on Land, Minerals in the Sea
An economic geologist recounts what ancient hydrothermal systems and modern ones can say about each other.
Steven Scott


Plus: Chimneys from an ancient ocean

24 Technology: Lighting the Mysteries of the Abyss
High-tech filming of mid-ocean ridges is shedding new light on some curious features.
Christina Reed



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Apollo’s Legacy

Thirty years ago this month, the final Apollo mission brought a geologist to the Moon. Here he reflects on how the program still shapes our future.
Harrison H. Schmitt

6 NEWS NOTES
Choked into extinction * Mapping West Nile virus * A dinosaur’s wasted legacy * Fast and slow plates * B.C. methane hydrates * The tricky business of reserve estimation

13 POLITICAL SCENE
A Year in the Sausage Factory
AGI’s congressional science fellow looks back on his Capitol Hill experience.
David Curtiss

28 GEOPHENOMENA
Mount Etna roars * Alaska rumbles

34 ENERGY AND RESOURCES
Soot darkens diesel benefits * Rock Core OK * Mineral Resource of the Month: Diamond

56 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Taking a Fresh Look
Thinking about Lance Armstrong, September 11 and the future of geology.
Fred Schwab

DEPARTMENTS

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

30 Society Page: Profiles of earth scientists in the news
32 In Memoriam: Mary C. Rabbitt
36 Benchmarks: Looking back on Apollo

38 Geomedia:
A new map for the St. Louis area
40 GeoMarketplace
42 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
55 Contributors Page

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