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PubTalk 4/2004 — Science, Society, and the Survey

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50 Years of the USGS in Menlo Park

By David G. Howell, Geologist

Hear about some of the scientific highlights from 1954 to 2004 --

  • The search for strategic minerals
  • Exploring the high seas
  • The birth of astrogeology
  • Advancing the theory of plate tectonics
  • From topo maps to digital GIS
  • Predicting volcanic eruptions
  • Monitoring the health of San Franscisco Bay
  • Understanding earthquake hazards




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