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British Framework for Geoconservation
With roots in 19th-century fascination for natural history, Great Britain has a solid legal framework for protecting sites large and small based on geologic significance.
They are all over Europe: Geoparks, places set aside for their unique geology.
Compiled by Lisa M. Pinsker
Iraq's Desert Also Needs Healing
The desert is protected by a delicate layer of gravel pieces, sorted and placed over time by wind. With the recent war in Iraq, military vehicles and digging destroyed this layer; but the military can take measures to begin to heal it.
44 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
2 From the Editor
4 Letters: Perspectives from readers
24 Where on Earth?
28 Profiles: Mary Lou Zoback and James Dieterich
30 Energy & Resources: Geothermal energy * Germanium
34 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes
36 Geomedia: Ten years of mapping Utah
40 Classified Ads: Career Opportunities
47 Contributors Page
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