Congratulations to Scott Linneman for his Carnegie Award as Professor of the Year. One of the percs of living in a university town is the chance to get some excellent continuing education. Scott has contributed to my being a better geologist. The video is a nice clip of Scott and his students at one of my favorite natural disasters, the Swift Creek Landslide (go to labels on the side bar of this blog and click Swift Creek).
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When is the next bathroom? Will there be flush toilets at the campground? What about showers?Geology field tripping in Death Valley National Park in the modern era is a far cry from the adventures of centuries past, specifically the 19th and 20th (the earth scientists living among the Native Americans in past centuries left no record, but they no doubt knew which rocks and minerals were valuable for tool making). In the 19th century the "earth scientists" were the few itinerant miners and
Those poor tail bones, always getting shortened and lost during the course of evolution. A long tail is the default condition for four-limbed vertebrates, but this tail disappears with shocking regularity. Frogs ditched theirs early in their evolutionary history. Humans …The post Shake Your Tail Bone! (and shape your skeleton, if you’re a bird) appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.