Geology: The Bifocal Science

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Abstract

Rare events seem to be fodder for Hollywood megamovies such as Volcano, Twister, Dante’s Peak, Deep Impact, and Armageddon. However, consideration of the possibility and consequences of such events occupies almost no time in our personal thinking, nor much of a fraction of most community budgets. Major infrastructure sectors, such as power generation and waste disposal facilities, also fail to have resources set aside for such events. But the occurrence of even one rare event can have catastrophic consequences for the planet, for living species, for economies, and for technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Earth around us
Subtitle of host publicationMaintaining a Livable Planet
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages2-17
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429965203
ISBN (Print)9780813340913
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Kieffer, S. (2018). Geology: The Bifocal Science. In The Earth around us: Maintaining a Livable Planet (pp. 2-17). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429496653

Geology : The Bifocal Science. / Kieffer, Susan.

The Earth around us: Maintaining a Livable Planet. Taylor and Francis, 2018. p. 2-17.

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Kieffer, S 2018, Geology: The Bifocal Science. in The Earth around us: Maintaining a Livable Planet. Taylor and Francis, pp. 2-17. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429496653
Kieffer S. Geology: The Bifocal Science. In The Earth around us: Maintaining a Livable Planet. Taylor and Francis. 2018. p. 2-17 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429496653
Kieffer, Susan. / Geology : The Bifocal Science. The Earth around us: Maintaining a Livable Planet. Taylor and Francis, 2018. pp. 2-17
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