New geologic map helps scientists understand ancient volcano’s roots and contemporary rock falls.
On a personal note, my very first globe and National Geographic Magazines were given to me by my grandparents who noticed I had an affinity for all things geographic. They lived just outside Yosemite Park and they made sure I explored it frequently while I was growing up so I have a soft spot for this particular national park. My grandfather informed me that El Capitan was the largest rock on Earth and my skeptical 3rd grade mind replied, “Is that a fact or an opinion?” Informal geographic education had a greater impact on my educational path than the formal K-12 curriculum. Without those simple nudges, I doubt I would be a geographer today.
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