GEOL 007 Earth Hazards - 2014 Spring Edition

1130-1245 Tuesday, Thursday in Billings Lecture Hall

Mt. Etna eruption, Sicily, October 2013



PERFECT STORM PAPER ASSIGNMENT - due in CLASS on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 as HARDCOPY, no electronic submissions accepted

CLIMATE CHANGE ASSIGNMENT - due in CLASS on TUESDAY APRIL 15, 2014 as HARDCOPY, no electronic submissions accepted

 ALL KINDS OF USEFUL STUFF FOR YOU!

 BOOKS TO BUY

 E-RESERVE READINGS

 COURSE SCHEDULE

  GET YOUR CLICKER!

 Web Supplements - check these out!

 INTRO, RULES, REGS, AND GRADES

  PAUL'S WEB SITE

 Example QUIZ QUESTIONS

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!!!!



Faculty: Paul Bierman, Geology Department and School of Natural Resources, pbierman@uvm.edu,
307 DELEHANTY HALL 6-4411,
office hr TUESDAY, 10-11 am (before the weekly quiz)

TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Thomas Neilson, Geology Department, tneilson@uvm.edu, 6-3398, office hour THURSDAY 1015-1115 in Delehanty Hall 314
Alice Newman, Geology Department, acnewman@uvm.edu, 6-3398, office hour MONDAY 10:30-11:30 in Delehanty Hall 314



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Week by Week Web Reading Assignments

 

Click on one of the links below to see the sites to read for each topic, and questions for each week.

 Schedule
Earthquakes
Volcanoes
Hurricanes
Nor'easters
Floods
Landslides
Mudflows
Tsunamis
Avalanches
Climate change
Asteroids and Comets
Nuclear Energy

 

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Readings

 

There are a variety of readings for this class, some of them from popular sources.

You should purchase the following books from the UVM book store (easy) or from the web (cheaper but riskier) or from your favorite local bookseller:

1. The Control of Nature, John McPhee, ISBN 10: 0374522596 / ISBN 13: 9780374522599

2. Geology and the Environment, Pipkin et al. You can use Edition 7 ONLY.
There are several choices for how to buy the textbook.
    1. You can buy or rent the full, paperback edition which is ISBN-10: 113360398X; cheapest from http://www.cengagebrain.com
    2. You can buy a custom version at the UVM bookstore which has the chapters we need and is less expensive; this is ISBN-10: 1-305-03949-1 or ISBN-13: 978-1-305-03949-0
    3. Even cheaper, buy the custom version on line at http://www.cengagebrain.com/shop/en/US/storefront/US?cmd=DisplayLandingPage&id=65437&cid=1-1EJOMA0&entityNumber=6169
Remember, you can use Edition 7 ONLY (there are have been BIG changes since edition 6)

3. The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger, ISBN 006101351X

4. An I-clicker (the bookstore has them in stock as of 1/2/2014)

 

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