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  • New telling of a geologic saga: A review of Rough-Hewn Land

    New telling of a geologic saga: A review of Rough-Hewn Land

    In Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains, Keith Heyer Meldahl brings the geography of the West to vivid life.

  • Braving landfills, dodging avalanches, all for the sake of geoscience

    Braving landfills, dodging avalanches, all for the sake of geoscience

    The intrepid scientific grunts behind the Plate Boundary Observatory roam the West keeping tabs on weird-looking far-flung GPS stations.

  • 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

  • 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

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