|Earth on Exhibit|
|December 1997||Table of Contents||Volume 42||Number 12|
Where are the Declining Science Budgets?
Geotimes Guide to Natural History Museums
With the guidance of museum consultant Robert Mac West, Geotimes presents a directory of outstanding natural history museums in the United States and Canada.
Diamonds to Diamonds: A Tour of the Smithsonian's New
Geology, Gems, & Minerals Hall
by William G. Melson, Jeffrey E. Post, Michael A. Wise, Sorena S. Sorenson, Richard S. Fiske, James F. Luhr, Glenn J. MacPherson, and Timothy J. McCoy
This major new exhibit offers a tour of Earth and solar system treasures that begins with the famous Hope Diamond and ends with the diamond dust of a now dead star. World-class specimens and interactive displays invite the visitor to linger and learn about the planet's origins and resources.
Communicating With Congress -- Part I. The Nature of the
by Joseph A. Briskey
Maintaining federal support of geoscience research will require convincing Congress and the public of the importance of this work. To do so effectively, we must understand the nature of electoral politics, the relative unimportance of policy, and the realities of surviving on Capitol Hill.
The National Geologic Map Database: A Progress Report
by David R. Soller and Thomas M. Berg
Mandated by the National Geologic Mapping Act, this new database will allow users to locate maps produced anywhere in the nation via one central site on the World Wide Web. Work on cataloging maps as metadata and setting standards for producing digital maps is well under way.