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One man's planet : earth in today's political culture

Author: Stephen M Testa
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : American Geological Institute, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen M Testa
ISBN: 0922152853 9780922152858
OCLC Number: 500783893
Description: xiv, 206 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: PLANET EARTH. NIMBYS [i.e., Not In My Back Yard] : The chicken war of Rail Road Flat --
Climate change : Ursus maritimus --
the poster child for climate change --
Ice : Scotch on the rocks --
National Geographical Heritage Sites : Pet rocks --
Geologic heritage libraries : Louie and Lizzie --
Impact craters : Puck the merry wanderer --
Planetary exploration : Huey, Dewey, and Louie --
Summer vacations : "I am a geologist" --
Field work : The-man-who-picks-up-stones-running --
Outreach : The Mountain Ranch Garden Club --
Media Earth : death star trench run ENERGY. Oil addiction : I am not addicted and I am not going to take it anymore --
Offshore drilling : to drill or not to drill --
that is the question --
ANWR [i.e., Arctic National Wildlife Refuge] : does size matter? --
Mining oil : there will be blood --
Coal energy : a lump of coal --
Nuclear energy : the atomic cafe --
Wind energy : blowin' [i.e., blowing] in the wind MINERAL RESOURCES. Mining reform : no law at all in Deadwood, is that true? --
Aggregate availability : giant plesiosaurus sighted off California's coastline --
Open pit metallic mines : dark side of the moon --
State rocks : what's [i.e., what is] in a name? GEOLOGIC PROCESSES AND HAZARDS. Water : anatomy of a serial killer --
Active faults : "all shook [i.e., shaken] up" --
Book faults : spring break at Bombay Beach --
Early warning earthquake systems : "last call" --
The great Southern California shakeout : whole lotta shakin' goin' on [i.e., whole lot of shaking going on] --
Volcanic debris flows : mud in the fire --
A day in the life of Planet Earth : Whassup? [i.e., What is up?] --
Abandoned mines : the Mojave underground --
Waste : "I think, therefore, I pollute" --
Geologic repositories : C. H. U. D. s [i.e., cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers; also, contamination hazard urban development] --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Stephen M. Testa.

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