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  • A whole lot of shaking

    In his book A Crack in the Edge of the World, Simon Winchester takes a comprehensive look at the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and warns of the geological perils still facing the region

  • Getting out of the office, and into hot water

    California geology professor Jeff Mount uses river trips as an educational tool

  • Nine reasons why a river is good for the soul

    A writer on a river trip through canyon country muses on things like sand, rapids, ruins and time, as well as the joy that comes from being outside in the company of family and friends

  • The puzzle of plate tectonics

    In Grand Canyon: Solving Earth’s Grandest Puzzle, geologist James Lawrence Powell takes a look at the science behind the Grand Canyon, and the scientists who figured it out

  • Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies

    Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies by biologist Fred W. Rabe takes a detailed look at mountain lakes, describing their formation, geology and aquatic plants and animals

  • Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and Dirt Shape Our World

    Science writer Yvonne Baskin’s new book, Under Ground, takes an intriguing look at the planet’s soils and sediments and their strange inhabitants

  • The Colorado Plateau II: Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Research

    The Colorado Plateau II is a kaleidoscopic anthology of scientists’ thoughts on the history, biology and geology of the vast Colorado Plateau

  • A glimpse of the past in a grain of pollen

    Montana paleoecologist Cathy Whitlock studies the recent geological past and looks for clues to the future of the West

  • A mountain lifts a heavy heart

    An emotionally wounded writer is cheered by a visit to Mount St. Helens, even though heavy clouds obscured the volcano

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