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United States Geological Survey

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and...

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The Science of Deep History

Conevery Bolton Valencius.

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

September 2013; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 21648 words.

In 1912, United States Geological Survey researcher Myron L. Fuller published an account of the New Madrid earthquakes. This report languished until seismologist Otto Nuttli re-focused...

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Geological Surveys

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 1603 words.

Geological surveys are among the earliest examples of government-supported science in the United States, with state surveys predating the federal

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