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Fall 2013 syllabi and link to "How to Calculate Your Grade".
Introduction to Geology
Outline | Earth
Science Outline | Oceanography - Oceanography Modified 12/02/2013ied 09/12/2011
Exam Questions (Possible but not guaranteed.) - Modified for Oceanography 12/07/2012
study hints - Do you really want to pass this class?
Seco "Meeting of the Minds" field trip pictures. (updated
really useful geology web sites.
really useful college and college transfer web sites.
A good geologic glossary.
best little railroad in the United States of America!
funny Flash movie: "Cows with Guns". Click on "Cows
at the new sport of Extreme Ironing (click for enlargement and
the 2003 Extreme Ironing Competition winning picture!)
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Here is a
picture of Eric taken in India. Traveling is one of my favorite
past times. Click on the picture for an enlargement. To return
to this page use your browsers "BACK" function. Besides
India, other places I have traveled to
include Antarctica, Greenland, Baffin Island, Chile, Argentina,
Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo
and Brunei. I am happy traveling just about anywhere on this
Earth. I have also driven across much of the U.S.
is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow- mindedness, and many
of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome,
charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating
in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Mark Twain- Innocents Abroad
Besides travel, I enjoy photography
(click here for some of my pictures of Indonesia, India and
Mountain Biking. My favorites
include the Brown Mountain Loop through the Arroyo Seco, Lower
Brown Mountain Road, and past Owen Brown's
grave site. I also ride to Mt. Lukens, Mt. Wilson (via Mt. Lowe
Railway Route). The West Fork of the San Gabriel River is a great
place for a quiet family ride.
Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada.
Here is a picture of me at Thousand
Island Lake between Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite. I was with my
friends Alan Colville and Gary Lee.
Recent books I have read that
you might find interesting:
the Rise of Los Angeles
by Catherine Mulholland
Mulholland and the Owens Valley Aqueduct bring water to a thirsty
Los Angeles. Includes the heartbreak of the San Fransisquito
by Dick Thompson
Rocky Evolution of a Dangerous Science". Includes Mt. St.
Helens, Mt. Pinatubo and other volcanoes.
by Caroline Alexander.
| "The Remarkable
Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat". Click on the book
picture for a blow-up.
|Longitude by Dava Sobel.
| The connection
between finding longitude and the development of the modern clock
|Endurance by Alfred Lansing.
| The best account
of Ernest Shakleton's voyage to Antarctica.
by Charles Pellegrino.
| The mystery of
Atlantis solved using geology, volcanology, history and archeology.
Cradle of Life
by William Schopf
| The history of
Paleontology and the search for the first life on earth.
Can you guess my all-time movie
from this portion of the sound track?
Here is a picture from the movie.
University of Southern California,
1998. My dissertation title was "Carbon Isotope Heterogeneity
and Oxygen Isotope Homogeneity in the Cretaceous Cucamonga Terrane,
Southern California." (What a mouthful.)
California State University,
California State University,
T. H. Huxley
"Perhaps the most
valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself
do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought
to be learned [but] probably the last lesson that is learned
Here is a picture of me
returning from Carcass Island, Falklands. Water temperature is
35°F; wind velocity is 60 knots. Looks like fun, huh? Like to
join me on my next adventure? Click on the picture for an enlargement.