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The Origin of Geomorphology: An Opinion

Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers wondered how mountains and other surface features in the natural landscape had formed. Aristotle, Herodotus, Seneca, Strabo, Xenophanes, and many others discoursed on topics such as the origin of river valleys and deltas, and the … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory: New Book

Territory is one of the central political concepts of the modern world and, indeed, functions as the primary way the world is divided and controlled politically. Yet territory has not received the critical attention afforded to other crucial concepts such … Continue reading

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25 Science Novels Worth Reading

Guest Post by Preity Smith Silent Springby Rachel Carson: Introduce students to the core tenets of environmentalism and ecology with this undeniable classic. Rachel Carson heavily influenced the green movement by exposing the myriad abuses different companies heap upon the … Continue reading

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Surprising Findings about Japan’s 9.0 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake

Magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and resulting tsunami struck off the northeast coast of Japan on March 11  caused widespread destruction and death. Using observations from a dense regional geodetic network (allowing measurements of earth movement to be gathered from GPS … Continue reading

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