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Earth Sciences for Society – Beginning of the International Year of Planet Earth

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The Nature of Science and the Scientific Method

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Meeting News
Especially for Students
Classified Ads & GeoMart
Call for Papers - NE Meeting
Call for 2007 Field Trip Proposals
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience
FREE Educator Resource
Penrose in Mining Hall of Fame
Stay Informed
Fun with Geoscience Trivia

The Pursuit of Science: 2006 GSA Annual Meeting
Building on a Foundation
of Discovery
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Meeting News


22–25 October 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Personal Scheduler is now live. A great way to organize your time – view and create a personal daily itinerary of technical sessions, events, short courses, and field trips.

•  Author Lecture - Monday, 10am, GSA Bookstore
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author William J. Broad will give a presentation on The Oracle, illuminating clues that helped geoscientists uncover some of ancient Delphi’s mysteries. Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Geology Division.
•  Public Forum — Understanding Climate Change: What Is It?
What Does It Mean? What Can We Do?
- Saturday, 2pm
Bring family and friends and join top climate science experts for a lively and enlightening afternoon exploring global warming. This program is geared to a non-technical audience and questions are encouraged. The GSA Public Forum is made available through a grant from Subaru of America, Inc.


P4. Holocene Sea Level Change in North America: A Post-Katrina Assessment learn more ]
Torbjörn E. Törnqvist, Benjamin P. Horton

P8. When One Planet Isn't Enough: Celebrating 25 Years of Solar System Exploration learn more ]
R. Aileen Yingst, Herbert Frey, Louise Prockter

Mentors needed for the Careers Roundtable Discussions. Consider sharing your insight, knowledge, and experience with geoscience students. Make a difference in someone's professional life. Please contact Jennifer Nocerino to volunteer.
[ mentor program info ]

Shortcuts to other important meeting info:
You can still register online.
Book your hotel, too.
[ register today | lodging info ]
BooksGSA Members are Prolific Authors! Browse titles on display in the Members’ Corner, GSA Bookstore.
NEW! >>  Child Care during the Meeting!
Professional child care services will be offered Sat.-Wed. Preregistration by 22 Sept. is recommended to secure appropriate staffing. [ more details ]

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Communicating the Value of Geoscience


When astronomers threatened to take over the term "pluton," GSA members Allen Glazner and John Geissman rose to the occasion.
[ Chapel Hill News & Observer article ]

Discovery of 10-million-year-old frog and salamander bone marrow by McNamara et al. (GEOLOGY, August 2006) was reported in ScienceNow, Yahoo! News, BBC News, New Scientist, and others.
[ National article | abstract ]

A study by Hoppe et al. (GEOLOGY, August 2006) of ancient bison teeth that revealed clues about Great Plains climate and vegetation received coverage in outlets ranging from Science Daily to Innovations
[ CRIEnglish/China article | abstract ]

Research by Bangs et al. on a seamount plowing into the Nankai Trough (GEOLOGY, August 2006) was reported by the Discovery Channel Online.
[ Discovery Channel article | abstract ]

Research by Maloof et al. on true polar wander (GSA BULLETIN, Sept. 2006) received wide international coverage in the scientific and general press. Outlets ranged from Science and Science Daily to the Times of India.
[ Astrobiology Magazine article | abstract ]

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Get an introduction to biological soil crust layers in this primer from the USGS Canyonlands Research Station. The downloadable 90-page report summarizes the current state of knowledge and discusses distribution, biology, and the physiological functioning of crusts, as well as techniques for monitoring and managing this resource.

The World Stress Map (WSM) is a global repository for contemporary tectonic stress data from the Earth's crust. This open-access database for earth science researchers includes everything from tectonic modeling to seismic risk assessment.

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