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GIS staff technically reviews and does light edits of text, figures, and figure captions for a wide range of topics in the geosciences (see topical headings in the Images page). The length of the text can range from short articles to books. Text and illustrations are technically reviewed for the print, Internet, and broadcast media. A few of the many examples of media technically reviewed by the GIS staff and acknowledged in the publication include the following:

Piper, Ross, 2009, Extinct animals: An encyclopedia of species that have disappeared during human history: Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 202 p. ISBN:978-0313349874 [technical review and light edit of several extinct animals in the book]

Science Media Group, 2005, Climate change. Our global experiment: Cambridge, MA, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; 25-min. DVD

Nicholson, C.P., 2001, Volcano!: Toronto, Kids Can Press Ltd., 32 p. [technical review and light edit]

Johansson, C.E., and others, eds., 2001, Geodiversitet I nordisk naturvård: København, Nordisk Ministerråd, 150 p. [technical review and edit of the chapter sections on Iceland]

National Geographic Society, 1998, GeoKit Dynamic Earth: Washington, DC, National Geographic Edventures, NGT, Inc. [includes Teacher's Guide (152 p.), 3 National Geographic videos (Our Dynamic Earth, Born of Fire, When the Earth Quakes), 2 National Geographic Maps (World Political/World Physical and Earth's Fractured Surface), 4 National Geographic magazines, class pack of National Geographic magazine articles, 4 color overhead transparencies, student handout/worksheet masters, Dynamic Earth trivia cards, and correlations to national standards in geography, mathematics, and science. [technical review of text]

National Geographic Society, 1997, Restless Earth: Washington, DC, 288 p. [technical review and edit of the four independently-authored chapters (Our Living Planet. Its Raging Forces, by Richard Lipkin; Severe Storms. Rain, Snow, Wind, by Jeff Rosenfeld; Unstable Lands. The Terror of Temblors and Volcanoes, by Stephen L. Harris; and Climatic Shifts. Omens of Global Warming?, by Michael H. Glantz); authorship, with Harm J. de Blij, of the Foreward to the book]

Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection, 1996, The power of place. World regional geography: A 26-part telecourse and public television series: Corporation for Public Broadcasting; The Annenberg CPB Project; John Wiley and Sons, Inc., and Cambridge (MA) Studios, Inc. [one of several scientific and academic advisors from the United States]

Inter-Network Media, Inc., 1996, GeoMediaTM: an interactive, hypermedia CD-ROM (combined GeoMedia and GeoMedia2 into a single CD-ROM) [scientific advisor in the preparation of the CD-ROM]

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