Tuesday, November 13.
Hot Spots: Snake River Plain and Yellowstone
Reading for Tuesday: Miller, p. 67-71 for an overview of the
region. More detail about hot spots can be found on the internet
–one of the best sources would be the USGS site on plate tectonics:
see link on course website.) There’s also some material on the Hawaiian
Islands in the book by Rhodes on p. 142-143.
Writing Assignment #3 due. Read the Introduction
(pages 4-9) of the recent report by the National Parks and Conservation
Association (NPCA) entitled “Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming and Our
National Parks” at http://www.npca.org/globalwarming/
(the link to the Introduction is on the right side of the page).
Also read the hand-out (Introduction to the book “End of Evolution” by
Peter Ward). In 350 words or less, respond to this statement:
These two readings are completely unrelated.
Thursday, November 15.
Hot Spots: Yellowstone and Hawaii
Reading for Thursday: Read the section on Continental Accretion in
Miller, p. 79-81.
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