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Accretionary Wedge #61: Geo-jobs!

For October’s Accretionary Wedge, I asked what you did in your geoscience job. Martin Bentley works in a small geotechnical engineering company in South Africa, where he does a lot of borehole logging fieldwork, along with report creation and administration. The Gallivanting … Continue reading

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#61 October 2013: What do you do?

I’ve been getting emails from students and proto-geos trying to understand what the practical differences of the various geoscience jobs are: how is geophysics different than geochemistry? What coursework is helpful if you’re too far along to switch majors, but … Continue reading

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Accretionary Wedge: Guidebooks Galore!

For the August 2013 Accretionary Wedge #59, I asked anyone who reads geology guides, goes on geotourism adventures, or collects fieldtrips to review their books for the good, the bad, and the downright handy. Hollis Marriott of In the Company … Continue reading

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Book Review: Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia is my least favourite geoscience book I have ever purchased. As an immediate counterview,

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Book Review: Joshua Tree National Park Geology

I picked up a copy of Joshua tree National Park Geology while on a family adventure in Joshua Tree National Park. I found my copy at one of the park entry bookstores, but you can also order it online. If … Continue reading

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Literal GeoSign

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Lytton, BC is home to the only geosign I know of that is actually a sign made of geology. The jellyroll is a geologic structure made by a submarine slump. This monstrous example was uncovered at a local gravel mine, … Continue reading

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Geo’s Sign

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Today, I offer a geosign for the July Accretionary Wedge created by geoscientists and geographers: Geophysical surveys involve a lot of trying to figure out where you took measurements in relation to where you want data. In mountainous, forested, cloudy … Continue reading

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GeoSigns: Tanzania

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Continuing my temporary obsession with using the July Accretionary Wedge to dig through my photo collection, the signs in Tanzania regularly made me burst out laughing. A few favourites: 1. Signs in the Wilderness Driving 6 hours from town to … Continue reading

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Permanent Guide

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I’m getting a bit carried away with the July Accretionary Wedge on geologic and geographic signs. When visiting tourist attractions, I take photographs of the signs to identify where the subsequent photos are from, and to capture the popularly-accepted geologic … Continue reading

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Iconography of Disaster

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The July Accretionary Wedge on geologic and geographic signs gave me the excuse to finally share my collection of warning signs. I have a soft spot for the iconography of disaster, and the difficulty of sharing vital information in a … Continue reading

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