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October 2005
vol. 50, no. 10

FEATURES

18 China's Changing Landscape
China's maturing economy is leading to a domestic environmental movement.
Naomi Lubick

22 Making Sense of Middle Eastern Petroleum
The volatile Middle East produces more than 30 percent of the world's oil, but estimates vary widely on just how much oil is left and where to find it.
Rasoul Sorkhabi

28 Feuding Over the Origins of Fossil Fuels
Oil and natural gas come from dead plants and animals heated over time — or maybe not? A minority camp is challenging the norms of petroleum geology.
Lisa M. Pinsker

34 Developing a Scientific Workforce in Africa
Education may be the only tool that will allow Africa's citizens to turn around the continent and develop its vast natural resources.
Megan Sever


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
Teaching Urban Geology From the Bottom Up
Understanding our cities’ geologic landscapes is essential to our society’s well-being.
Jon L. Rau

8 NEWS NOTES
Carbon's complicated river ride * New flare for space weather prediction * Revisiting the satellite record * Moon soil, Earth air? * Ancient Peruvian engineers * Ozone link to Permian extinction * Volcanic prepping for dinosaur extinction * Ancient teeth tell diet secrets * Serengeti in the Great Plains

17 POLITICAL SCENE
A Denuclearized Korean Peninsula

While trekking through North Korea’s granitic mountains, one geologist got a unique perspective on relations between North and South Korea.
Katie Donnelly

40 GEOPHENOMENA
Hurricane Katrina hits hard
Ice’s electric sidekick

42 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Geophysics and Archaeology Collide

A church buried below a Tunisian olive grove, the remains of the first Jamestown settler and a pueblo under a Santa Fe parking lot — what do these all have in common? A geological tool that led to their discoveries.
Megan Sever

44 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Taking a 3-D Field Trip

Travel to Mars, the Grand Canyon and Lake Superior all inside the walls of any classroom.
Naomi Lubick

48 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Katrina blows in higher gas prices
Mineral of the Month: Manganese

52 GEOMEDIA
Straight from the source: Simon Winchester: Writing from geology’s front lines
Books: Who said geology had to be boring?: A review of Never Piss Into the Wind
Books: On shaky ground: A review of A Crack in the Edge of the World
On the Web: Auroras and space weather

56 PROFILES
Sam Adams: Humanist geologist

57 BENCHMARKS
October 17, 1973: OPEC Oil Embargo

Americans line up at the gas pump, as Middle Eastern countries cut off their petroleum exports in protest of U.S. policies.

76 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The View From Chamonix

A visit to France yields some unexpected thoughts on energy use worldwide.
Fred Schwab

DEPARTMENTS
 4 From the Editor
 6 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
38 Where on Earth?

58 GeoMarketplace

60 Classifieds:
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