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Surprise Shaking?

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Most Americans know fully well that the west coast, especially California, is subject to frequent and often severe earthquakes.   Many would not be overly surprised if the ‘big one’ eventually caused Los Angeles or San Francisco to fall into the Pacific Ocean.  Those of us who live on the west coast aren’t particularly keen […]

Two of my all time favorite books

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Lies, damn lies, and statistics.   We’ve all heard that quote.   The classic book on the fine art of lying with numbers, now over sixty years old and still available on Amazon….How To Lie With Statistics.   If you torture the data enough, it will confess to anything. But, if you are a geographer, or just like […]

Geography, really?

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One of my earliest memories growing up was sitting with my grandmother at the kitchen table in front of a large wall map of North America, where she would quiz me on the provinces and states and their capitals.  By the time I went to school, I knew them all.  I developed a love for […]