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February 2002
vol. 47, no. 2

FEATURES

14 Afghanistan: Geology in a Troubled Land
Understanding the complex geology of Afghanistan, along with other earth science information, is fundamental for both military activities and nation building.
J. Stephen Schindler

16 Geology adventures in Afghanistan
An interview with Jack Shroder, the geologist in the limelight for his knowledge of Afghanistan's people and terrain.
Lisa M. Pinsker


CAREERS FOCUS:
19 Earth Scientists and National Security
What does a naval oceanographer do? Why does a group of seismologists work in Austria? Who maps the best routes for tanks? Geotimes interviewed a few earth scientists to find out. Geotimes staff

24 Military Geology in a Changing World
When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, he used geology to help him navigate the terrain. Geology has
underpinned military efforts throughout history.
William Leith

27 Memoirs of a military geologist An excerpt from John Rodgers' The Company I Kept.


NEWS & VIEWS


5
COMMENT
Justifying Our Existence

The mining industry is experiencing tough times, despite society’s reliance on it.
Noel C. White

6 NEWS NOTES
Cracking abrupt climate change * Sudden warming in the past* Climate change on Mars * A complicated iron core * Field Notes

11 POLITICAL SCENE
Anthrax in the House

A geoscience fellow finds her expertise all too relevant.
Katy Makeig

12 FOR STUDENTS
Job Market Good for New Ph.D. Grads
Results of a survey of recent earth and space science graduates.
Jennifer Giesler, Megan Henly and Nicholas Claudy

30 GEOPHENOMENA
The year’s first big one a shudder * Australian fires contained * Moving in on danger * Web sites for Earth watchers


48 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Our World is Never the Same
Geologists know change is the only constant, and September 11 reminds us.
Lisa Rossbacher

DEPARTMENTS

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

32 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes

33 Energy & Resources

34 Society Page: News from geoscience societies

35 Calendar
36 Geomedia:
A special career resources guide
38 GeoMarketplace

40 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
47 AGI Announces
 


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