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8 April 2016

The Hidden Half of Nature, by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé

David Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, in Seattle. I’m a fan of his work in soil conservation and countering creationism, so I was very pleased to find myself sharing the “honoree” table with him in Vancouver the year before last, at the annual awards luncheon for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the Geological Society of America’s Geoscience Education Division. I was there …


29 February 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Investigating Soil Horizons by Kayak

A few weeks ago I participated in a kayak race on the Berg River a few hours north of Cape Town, South Africa. I went on a short warm-up paddle the evening before the race. While on this paddle, I couldn’t resist checking out some soil horizons that were visible along the river in several places. In the picture above, I am posing next to some soil horizons. You can see the horizons of surface …