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July 2002
vol. 47, no. 7

HIGHLIGHTS: DISCOVERIES IN THE EARTH SCIENCES

12 Solid Earth

Earthquakes by Susan E. Hough * Volcanoes by Tobias Fischer * Geothermal Energy by Marnell Dickson * Structure and Tectonics by Mary Hubbard * Metamorphism by Michael Brown * Clay Science by Ray Frost * Geochemistry by Neil C. Sturchio

18 Water
Caves and Karst by Chris Groves * Hydrology by Venkat Lakshmi et al. * Hydrogeology by William Cunningham et al.

21 Resources
Geologic Mapping by Milt Wiltse * Economic Geology by Richard M. Tosdal * Petroleum Geology by William T. Drennen III * Coal by Leslie Ruppert et al.

24 Life through Time
Vertebrates by Donald R. Prothero * Invertebrates by Warren D. Allmon * Geoarchaeology by Chris Hill * Palynology by Fredrick J. Rich and Gordon D. Wood * Paleobotany by Melanie L. DeVore and Kathleen B. Pigg

28 Oceans and Ice
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology by Thomas Marchitto Jr. * Ocean Drilling by Thomas A. Davies * Glaciology by Terence J. Hughes


31 Beyond Earth
Planetary Geology by Martha S. Gilmore



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Sustaining Earth and its People
Soil scientists can contribute to evolving challenges of feeding Earth’s growing population.
John Doran and J. Thomas Sims

6 NEWS NOTES
Narrowing the radio spectrum for geoscience * Revisiting the first hydrothermal vents * Dispute over first rocks fit for life * Big oil numbers for Alaska * Mapping water on Mars * Field Notes

32 GEOPHENOMENA
Earthquakes stresses * High water in Venice

44 TECHNOLOGY
Lake Creates Natural Air Conditioner

It’s hot outside but Cornell is keeping cool, thanks to a geotechnical engineering feat.
Lisa M. Pinsker

52 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The Readers Write

A sampling of observations from geologic grammarians.
Hugh Hay-Roe

DEPARTMENTS

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

36 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes

37 Energy & Resources
38 Society Page: News from geoscience societies
39 In Memoriam: Stephen Jay Gould
40 Geomedia
41 Calender

42 GeoMarketplace

46 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
51 Contributors Page


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