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vol. 51, no. 1
18 The Three Faces of Dinosaurs
The study of dinosaurs has come
a long way from its early days in 19th century England, undergoing a renaissance
of discovery in recent years.
Spencer G. Lucas
22 Drawing Dinosaurs
Over the past 200 years,
artists have altered their portrayal of dinosaurs from sluggish lizards to energetic
ancestors of birds, in step with scientific discoveries.
30 On the Trail of Dinosaurs
Dinosaur footprints have
revolutionized our understanding of the ancient beasts from how fast
they ran to where they lived.
Time Out of Mind
Connecting people to the struggle
to understand geologic time is key to effectively communicating about Earth.
8 NEWS NOTES
Warming linked to disease outbreaks *
Seismic warnings *
Mammoth meteorite unearthed *
Godzilla had flippers *
Planet warms, plants move in *
Sizing up a crater *
Volcanoes slow sea-level rise *
Fire-starting hotspot *
Old "footprints" stomped out?
17 POLITICAL SCENE
The Rise and Fall of FEMA
A look at the history of the
U.S. federal disaster agency can inform the debate over the future direction
of governmental disaster response.
Kashmir landslide snapshot
40 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Monsters, Gods and Dinosaurs
Myths reveal the earliest explanations
people sought for ancient creatures, from gold-guarding griffins to one-eyed
42 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
U.S. Science Gap on Global Stage
American students need
to keep up with their international peers in math and science if they
are to stay competitive globally.
44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Oil pricing in the hot seat
Mineral Resource of the Month: Cement
feathered adventures in China: A review of Unearthing the Dragon
On the Web: Digimorph
and Gas Buddy
Gerald Friedman: Sediment historian
Jan. 10, 1901: Texas oil gusher
The Spindletop site in Beaumont, Texas, becomes the first major U.S. oil
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
10 Earth Issues to Watch
Heading into the new year, several geoscience issues rise to the top as
important trends to track.
Lisa A. Rossbacher
6 Letters: Perspectives
36 Where on Earth?
51 Classifieds: Career
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