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April 1997 Table of Contents Volume 42 Number 4

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    Presidential Initiatives & the Geosciences
    D. James Baker


    Janice O. Childress FASTEX tracks Atlantic storms ... Imaging a mantle plume ... When bad geology makes bad law ... Rivers: no two alike ... Recipe for mediocrity? ... Bigger isn't better ... Waiting for LightSAR

    Geoscience in the President's Budget Request
    David Applegate


    What is the role of government in geoscience?

    Balancing Act: Deficit Reduction, Basic Research, and the Entitlement Drain
    by Daniel Sarewitz The government's commitment to balance the federal budget could leave science agencies scrambling for money. Fostering public debate on viable policy options may prove a wiser course than aggressive lobbying for more science funding.

    A Geologist in Congress: A Geotimes Interview with Rep. Jim Gibbons
    by Jonathan G. Price Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.) has the distinction of being the only geologist in Congress. The freshman congressman discusses the role of geology in his life and the role of government in geoscience.

    Mapping in the Information Age: The Role of the U.S. Geological Survey
    by Mark L. DeMulder, Wayne G. Rohde, & Jay Donnelly The U.S. Geological Survey remains committed to providing high- quality topographic maps. But the agency must also meet the growing demand for geographic information in digital form.

    Energy R&D: Investing in the Future
    by Kyle Simpson Federal spending on energy research is under siege. Are these programs corporate welfare or a key investment in the nation's future?

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