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  Geotimes - June 2007 - Print Table of Contents
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June 2007
vol. 52, no. 6

FEATURES

Journeys
24 Following a Floating Village
Water is woven through the culture of Cambodians, who have built their houses — and their lives — upon a river
Carolyn Gramling

29 Falling for Niagara
This natural wonder has more to entice than just waterfalls
Megan Sever

32 Poetry in Stone
Carmel-by-the-Sea continues to inspire not only poets, writers and other artists but also those who are captivated by its rocky landscape
David B. Williams

Down to Earth with Extreme Scientists
34 Celestial Sandman
Planetary geologist Jeff Moersch and his research team compare thermal images of California dunes to pictures of Mars in the hopes of finding evidence that water once flowed on the planet
Tim Palucka

37 Staring Down the Eye of the Storm
NOAA meteorologist Jim McFadden risks life and wing flying into hurricanes to measure their intensity
Megan Sever

39 Capturing Earth's Fire on Film
Volcanologist and photographer Tom Pfeiffer gets up close and personal with the world's most vivacious and vivid volcanoes
Carolyn Gramling

41 Polar Perils
Science diver Chris Malzone delves into the diversity and dangers of the oceans
Kathryn Hansen


NEWS NOTES

8 NEWS
Sun cycle to flare back up in 2008  * So, when did Earth become attractive?  * Colossal crystals discovered in cave  * Agriculture consuming world’s water  * Deep-sea observatory launched  * Are volcanoes picky eaters?  * Antarctic ice may be grinding to a halt

14 GEOPHENOMENA
Self-healing home may resist earthquakes
Rocks ring true at Epidaurus

16 ENERGY & RESOURCES
New standards for fuel economy proposed
Mineral resource of the month: Steel

VIEWS

7 A POLITICAL COMMENT ON...
Fire and Ice on Capitol Hill
G8 and other countries gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss economic solutions to global warming
Allyson K. Anderson

60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Plunging into the Debate on Climate Change
A call for geologists to lead the charge in educating the public and taking action to help our warming world
Fred Schwab

  DEPARTMENTS

18 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
A Hydrobot’s View Into the Abyss
A robot dives into the deepest sinkholes in the world

Kathryn Hansen

46 GEOMEDIA
Science Infiltrates Fiction in Second Life
What’s Hot in Documentaries? Climate Change

4 FROM THE EDITOR
6 LETTERS: Perspectives from readers
21 WHERE ON EARTH?
59 BENCHMARKS
June 8, 1783: Laki Erupts, Killing Thousands

50 GEOMARKETPLACE
52 CLASSIFIEDS

 

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