|March 1997||Table of Contents||Volume 42||Number 3|
New Leadership in Washington
Whatever Happened to Earthquake Prediction?
by Christopher Scholz Attempts to identify precursory phenomena and predict the locations of future earthquakes have met with little success. But we shouldn't allow past failures or undue skepticism to keep us from trying to understand the geologic events that precede quakes.
Geology in the Popular Press: Paleontology's Greatest Hits
by Dale A. Springer When newspapers and general interest magazines cover geology, dinosaurs and fossils often grab the headlines. Geologists can use this interest in paleontology to educate the public about geology -- and about the nature of science itself.
The Earth Sciences and the Public Realm: Rethinking Geology's
by Robert Frodeman The American people have developed a new relationship to Earth and a new definition of the public good. These changes create an opportunity for earth scientists to become public scientists and for the earth sciences to take their rightful place at the center of public concerns.