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vol. 50, no. 10
18 China's Changing Landscape
China's maturing economy
is leading to a domestic environmental movement.
22 Making Sense of Middle
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.
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
Teaching Urban Geology From the
cities geologic landscapes is essential to our societys 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 Koreas granitic mountains, one
geologist got a unique perspective on relations between North and South
Hurricane Katrina hits hard
Ices 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.
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.
48 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Katrina blows in higher gas prices
Mineral of the Month: Manganese
Straight from the source: Simon
Winchester: Writing from geologys 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
Sam Adams: Humanist geologist
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.
6 Letters: Perspectives
38 Where on Earth?
60 Classifieds: Career
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