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Global Geoparks

My fans may have noticed that Parting Shots has been missing from the last couple of issues. I asked Jodi Rosso, for a break so that I could concentrate on developing content for a new geological visitor centre for Lochaber Geopark, a local voluntary organization for which I work, based in Fort William in the West Highlands of Scotland. Jodi suggested that readers might be interested in knowing more about the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network (GGN) and what is involved in creating visitor centres and informative material for the general public.

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In the Zone

The New Year of 2016 opened with a great flurry of activity on the Mineralogical Society of America’s on-line discussion board ‘MSA-talk’ about the teaching of crystallography. More members rushed to their keyboards to contribute on this topic than on any I can remember. I confess I didn’t read all the contributions, but I think a reasonable one-line summary would be ‘find a method that works for you and stick to it’.

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Adventure, M’boy, Adventure!

Download Article (PDF) December 2015 Issue Table of Contents Thematic Articles Editorial From the Editors Perspective Meet the Authors Book Review Parting Shots People In The News Society News Reputedly, when the great British geologist Sir Edward Bailey (1881–1965) was about to retire, his assistant asked him, ‘What will you do now, sir?’ Bailey replied…

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