EARTH Magazine: FAMILY TRIPS, LIBERATION FROM LISTS AND OTHER MUSINGS FROM 2014

EARTH Magazine: FAMILY TRIPS, LIBERATION FROM LISTS AND OTHER MUSINGS FROM 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Megan Sever (msever@earthmagazine.org)

12/1/2014

Alexandria, Va. — EARTH’s 2014 year-end issue will continue a tradition begun last year, in which EARTH’s editorial team and several of our regular contributors offer short  commentaries on topics that caught their fancy this year. The topics are quite varied and personal, although many of the contributions seem to tie into one of two themes: lists and family.

During the first week of December, we’ll roll out one or two new commentaries a day, introducing you to the thoughts we’ve been mulling this year, covering everything from how lists can actually be more of a hindrance than a help to a reflection on historical child labor in mines to a commentary on how mentoring children and introducing them to nature may be the most important job adults have.

Read more of our musings in the December issue of EARTH magazine:  http://bit.ly/1xxBbeZ.

For more stories about the science of our planet, check out EARTH magazine online or subscribe at www.earthmagazine.org. The December issue, now available on the digital newsstand, features stories on how gravity helps create stunning sandstone arches, what an inland earthquake that triggered a remote tsunami tells us about tsunami hazards, and how science and filmmaking is colliding at MIT, plus much, much more. Be sure not to miss our rambles around Scotland, also known as the birthplace of modern geology, as well!

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