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|HGS International Dinner - Seismic Sequence Stratigraphic Correlation from Shallow Shelf to Mexico||12-07 5:30pm||12-07 5:00am|
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It’s hard to believe that I am writing a column for November when the temperature is still in the mid-90’s and the GCAGS Convention starts this coming weekend! Oh well, I guess the HGS Editorial Board needs to keep production on time.
Erwin Raisz and His Wonderful Landform Maps
Most of us geologists have a love of maps — or at least we should, as we have to make and use them all the time. As an elementary school student in the northeast U.S., one of my favorite ways to spend a cold winter’s eve was to lie on the floor of the living room with the family World Atlas, sheets of tracing paper, pencil and eraser, and proceed to sketch rivers, lakes, mountain ranges, etc. from faraway, exotic realms of the globe. I would imagine how these places really looked, and dreamt of traveling there. I guess that’s the origin of my own affection for maps, and perhaps for geology.