Plate Tectonics and other geological controversies

Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, on plate Tectonics and other geological controversies.

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, and [...]

By |June 16th, 2014|Media|0 Comments

Origin of the Chemical Elements

In this chapter, we discuss the various ways in which the chemical elements combine to form minerals, but this leads us to ask a broader [...]

Geology, the youngest science

Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, discusses how he draws his students into geology.

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, [...]

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The Earth’s Seasons – A 4.6 – Billion-Year Legacy?

Earth is not an upright planet, it leans a little on its side and is tilted relative to the plane of its orbit around the [...]

The Bizarre World of the Mid-Ocean Ridges

The mid-ocean ridge system is the largest geologic feature on Earth. It is populated by unique communities of animals, and is a natural laboratory for [...]

What is Orogenic Collapse?

Damian Nance, co-author of Physical Geology Today, on orogenic collapse, the collapse of mountain ranges under their own weight

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological [...]

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