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Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
GEOL 106
Paul Grogan

Lecture 2Goals of Geol 1061What causes natural and anthropogenic hazards disasters and catastrophes2How do we minimizemanage the risks associated with hazards disasters and catastrophes3How does an understanding of geology allow us to answer 1 and 2Introduction to EarthSystem Science and EarthSystem ManagementEngineering1969 Moon LandingOnce a photograph of the Earth taken from outside is available a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose Fred Hoyle astronomer 1948Edgar Dean Mitchell only home limited resourcesSputnik first man made structure put in space by the RussiansLaws of Environmental Protection in the USA rose drastically in 1970 after the Moon landing recognizing the fragility of the earth Silent Spring came out here as wellwe made it all the way to the moon to discover the earth William A Anders AstronautView
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