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June 2002
vol. 47, no. 6

FEATURES

16
Resources in Peril

A report by the National Research Council finds that significant volumes of the geological data and collections in the United States are at risk of being discarded or unused.
Paul Cutler and Christopher G. Maples

20 Data Preservation: A Global Perspective
National repositories are spreading as countries seek to address a common challenge.
Christopher M. Keane

22
Access Makes an Old Collection New
The founding collection of the Illinois State Museum was in danger of being forgotten.
Brian Bisbee

Plus: How to ‘print out’ a lizard head
Kristina Bartlett

24 The Crisis in Geological Collections
Collections of geological samples underpin the geological and paleontological sciences. But we face a crisis in preserving them.
Donald G. Mikulic and Joanne Kluessendorf



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Valuing Earth's Books
The Texas State Geologist defends cores. Think of each core, he says, as a unique and rare book.
Scott W. Tinker

8 NEWS NOTES
Ice Age detectives * Sediments show ancient salmon swings * Superplumes across the mantle * Warm winds in the Arctic? * First steps on land * Field Notes

15 POLITICAL SCENE
Energy Policy at the Crossroads
The House and Senate have both passed versions of comprehensive energy bills. Now they must craft a compromise.
David Applegate

30
GEOPHENOMENA
Tornado rips through Maryland * Au Sable Forks earthquake rattles Northeast * Undergrads map natural hazards

32 ENERGY & RESOURCES

Caribou Study Charges Energy Debate
A USGS wildlife study took center stage this spring as Congress debated drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Lisa M. Pinsker

48 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Knowing a Place
Geologists have relationships with places.
Lisa Rossbacher

DEPARTMENTS

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

34 Society Page: News from geoscience societies
36 Geomedia: Upheavel from the Abyss
39 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes

40 GeoMarketplace

42 Classified Ads:
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46
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47 Contributors Page


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