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Mountains and Minerals/Rivers and Rocks : a Geologist's Notes from the Field

Author: M Dane Picard
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1993.
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In this collection of essays, M. Dane ('Duke') Picard takes the reader on journeys across deserts, mountains, canyons, and rivers from the American Southwest to Italy and France. His blend of vivid description and humor evokes the rugged days of field petroleum geology in the Great Plains and pastel Badlands of Utah and Wyoming in the 1950s and later days unlocking the geological secrets of sandstone in the Rockies.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Dane Picard
ISBN: 9781468464443 1468464442 9781468464467 1468464469
OCLC Number: 840289396
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents: The oil patch: On the mountain. Looking for work. Wind River and Riverton. The lady with red shoes. Walking the four corners. Academe: Appointments and reappointments. Adding a specialty. Bestowing glory in Lafayette. Praying and fasting over Great Salt Lake. In the field: Mysterious Maverick Range. Tracemakers. A mine dies. The swimmer. Time in the field. On the road: Down the Durance in France. On the beach at Elba. Through the Dolomites and Apennines. The sea at Portovenere. Finishing strong.
Responsibility: by M. Dane Picard.
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In this collection of essays, M. Dane ('Duke') Picard takes the reader on journeys across deserts, mountains, canyons, and rivers from the American Southwest to Italy and France. His blend of vivid description and humor evokes the rugged days of field petroleum geology in the Great Plains and pastel Badlands of Utah and Wyoming in the 1950s and later days unlocking the geological secrets of sandstone in the Rockies. <br/> Along the way, he pokes gentle fun at the academic life in stories that will make anyone smile who's ever sat on a faculty committee or chaired a professional meeting. The final essays on his travels through Provence and Italy are rich with details of the beauty and the history - both human and geological - of the regions.<br/> M.D. Picard is the author of numerous professional articles and books, and has served as president of the National Association of Geology Teachers, the Society of Sedimentary Geology, and the Rocky Mountain section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is well known to the geological community for the essays and book reviews he has published over the last ten years in geoscience journals and magazines.

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