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October 2001
vol. 46, no. 10

Features

14 Hutchinson, Kansas: A Geologic Detective Story
On Jan. 17, a series of explosions in downtown Hutchinson threw the Kansas Geological Survey into the limelight as its geologists hunted for the explosionsí source.
M. Lee Allison
 

20 Earth Science Week Evolves
Chances are, someone near you is hosting an event to celebrate earth science this month. Now four years old, Earth Science Week is moving forward on its own momentum.
Geotimes staff and contributors
 
 
News and Views

5 COMMENT Thoughts on the Citizen Scientist
The former director of the Bureau of Mines discusses funding trends, perceptions of geologists, and the roles of citizen scientists.
Rhea Graham

6 NEWS NOTES
Moon formed from older Earth? * Lichens in the Precambrian * Rumbling into scientific history * Watching a sloshing earth * Fossils on the fairway * Field Notes

12 POLITICAL SCENE Reviving the Office of Technology Assessment
Law makers must consider technological and scientific issues every day. But do they have enough information to make the right decisions?
Katy Makeig

13 GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION Students to Watch Fossil Discovery
On Oct. 25, school children will watch a live broadcast as paleontologists study fossilized dinosaur skin, a surprise find from Utah.
Adam Rankin

26 GEOPHENOMENA Finding Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes from Space
Remote sensing can detect where mosquitoes are most at home after major floods.
Stephen C. Guptill and Chester G. Moore

48 GEOLOGIC COLUMN More Special Problems in Writing
When itís good to be a ghostwriter, and other tips.
Hugh Hay-Roe

Departments

  2 From the Editor
  4 Letters: Perspectives from readers
24 Where on Earth?
28 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes
29 Energy & Resources
30 Society Page: News from geoscience societies
32 In Memoriam: Dorothy "Dottie" L. Stout
33 Geomedia: New map of Kentucky 
36 GeoMarketplace
38 Calendar
40 Classified Ads: Career Opportunities
47 AGI Announces
 



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