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6 07, 2015

Why use a “process approach” in teaching geology?

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Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, discusses the “process approach” in the text.

6 07, 2015

Camels in the Arctic!

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Targeted and careful field research combined with rigorous laboratory analyses of samples can provide powerful insights into ancient climates. This type of research is essential if we are to distinguish climate change induced by human [...]

8 06, 2015

Tsunami

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One of the most devastating consequences of subduction is the generation of the massive ocean waves known as tsunamis (from the Japanese for “harbor wave”). Large subduction earthquakes, like the magnitude 9.1 earthquake that occurred [...]

7 06, 2015

What is plate tectonics?

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Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, on the emphasis of plate tectonics.

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, and along with Brendan Murphy (St. Francis Xavier University), is co-author of [...]

1 05, 2015

On teaching and learning physical geology

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Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, on what he hopes students take away from this course.

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, and along with Brendan Murphy (St. Francis Xavier [...]

1 05, 2015

The Dilemma of Fracking

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Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a controversial technology used to extract shale gas. By effectively shattering the shale around a drill hole, fracking improves the rock’s permeability so that the gas trapped within the rock [...]

6 04, 2015

What inspired you to pursue a career in geology?

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Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, discusses what inspired him to pursue a career in geology.

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, and along with Brendan Murphy (St. Francis Xavier [...]

6 04, 2015

The Dust Bowl

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Desertification is the spread of desert conditions into formerly fertile regions. The human and ecological disaster that struck the southwestern Great Plains of the United States in the 1930s and came to be known as [...]

9 03, 2015

When did you become interested in geology?

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Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, on when he became interested in geology.

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, and along with Brendan Murphy (St. Francis Xavier University), is co-author [...]

9 03, 2015

The Environmental Impact of Mining

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Exploitation of the world’s mineral deposits has defined human development and lies at the very heart of modern industrial society. But the mining of our mineral deposits has serious environmental consequences. The quest for mineral [...]