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Find Your Science at GSA
20 October 2009
GSA Release No. 09-61
Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach
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How to Monitor Geologic and Landscape Change in Non-Technical Terms

Boulder, CO USA – Published by the Geological Society of America, this new volume is a practical, non-technical guide for land managers, educators, and the public that synthesizes representative methods for monitoring short-term and long-term change in geologic features and landscapes.

The book's prestigious group of subject-matter experts, shepherded by editors Rob Young of Western Carolina University and Lisa Norby of the U.S. National Park Service, present carefully selected methods for monitoring sand dunes, caves and karst, rivers, geothermal features, glaciers, nearshore marine features, beaches and marshes, paleontological resources, permafrost, seismic activity, slope movements, and volcanic features and processes. Each chapter provides an overview and a summary of features that could be monitored. Chapters go on to outline methods for monitoring each feature, ranging from low-cost, low-technology methods (that could be used for school groups) to higher cost, detailed monitoring methods requiring a high level of expertise. Chapters also include one or more targeted case studies.

Individual copies of the volume may be purchased through the Geological Society of America online store, or by contacting GSA Sales and Service, .

Book editors of earth science journals/publications may request a review copy by contacting Jeanette Hammann, .

Geological Monitoring
Rob Young and Lisa Norby (editors)
GEOMON, 314 p., $80.00, member price $56.00
ISBN 978-0-8137-6032-2