Tag Archives: Geology

The pressure of living on Earth

Published Feb. 26, 2007 My barometer log records the passing of the remnants of Hurricane Katrina through northeast Ohio in August 2005. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 8:25 a.m., my barometer recorded a pressure of 29.82 inches, and I made … Continue reading

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Son of a son of a volcano

Published April 4, 2005 Krakatoa killed thousands, and it gained the attention of the world at a time when nations were just starting to think globally. The quiet volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra first gained … Continue reading

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Wandering through a dictionary of science

Published April 14, 2011 I mentioned Avogadro’s number in an older column and had to relearn it to write about it, chemistry classes being several decades past for me. “The American Heritage Science Dictionary” provided the answer. I found listings … Continue reading

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