1.7 Attributions and References

Creative Commons Resources for Chapter Text

The following resources have been used for research, starting points, and inspiration for this chapter. Unless otherwise noted in Attributed References or Media Assets, materials have been significantly reworked by this text’s authors.

​1. An Introduction to Geology by Chris Johnson, Matthew D. Affolter, Paul Inkenbrandt, Cam Mosher is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

2. Environmental Science by Bill Freedman is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

3. Introduction to Human Geography by R. Adam Dastrup, MA, GISP is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

4. Natural Disasters and Human Impacts by R. Adam Dastrup, MA, GISP is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

5. Physical Geology – 2nd Edition by Steven Earle is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

6. Geology by Lumen Learning is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

7. Earth Science by Lumen Learning is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

8. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems by Jonathan E. Campbell and Michael Shin is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Media Assets

Fig. 1.1 NASA/JPL- Caltech Science Institute. (2013)The Day the Earth Smiled.jpg [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved February 4, 2021, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Day_the_Earth_Smiled.jpg#/media/File:The_Day_the_Earth_Smiled.jpg

  • An image showing our planet at Saturn’s distance. The image makes the point of the tiny dot where we live.


Fig. 1.1.1 NASA / Apollo 17 crew. (1972). The Blue Marble. [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved February 4, 2021, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg

  • Picture of the Earth as seen from the moon.


Fig. 1.2.1. CWanamaker. (2014). Earth Fissure North of Hunt Highway – panoramio.jpg [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved June 5, 2021 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth_Fissure_North_of_Hunt_Highway_-_panoramio.jpg

  • An image of an Earth fissure in Southern Arizona. Earth fissures are mass wasting processes related to subsidence. The terrain cracks due to groundwater overdraft.

Fig. 1.2.2. Mainstone, J. (2007). Pitch drop experiment [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved June 5, 2021, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:University_of_Queensland_Pitch_drop_experiment-6-2.jpg

  • Experimental setup shows a funnel with a viscous, black substance falling into a beaker, all covered by a glass.

Fig. 1.2.3. Stozy10. (2013). Storegga tsunami deposits, Montrose basin (Maryton).jpg [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved June 5, 2021, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Storegga_tsunami_deposits,_Montrose_basin_(Maryton).jpg

  • A sequence of sediments of different colors to make student think about the different origins that these could have. They were deposited by a tsunami.

Fig. 1.2.4. Hokusai, K. (n.d.) The Great Wave off Kanagawa. [Modern recut copy]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved June 5, 2021, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa.jpg#/media/File:The_Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa.jpg

  • An image of a famous art piece showing big waves off the coast of Japan.

Fig. 1.2.5. Friis, A. (1907). Alfred Wegener by Achton Friis.jpg. [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved June 5, 2021, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_Wegener_by_Achton_Friis.jpg

  • A portray of Alfred Wegener during one of his expeditions, painted by Achton Friis. The picture humanizes the scientist and shows how artists have also contributed to the history of science.

Fig. 1.2.6. Ilif, D. (2005). Hopetoun Falls. [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved June 5, 2021, Retrieved Jun 5, 2021, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43330268

  • A decorative image of a beautiful landscape to symbolize geoethics and how the responsible exercise of the geosciences can


Fig. 1.3.1. Indiana University East, campus library (n.d.) Infographic Information literacy. Retrieved April 12, 2022, http://s3.amazonaws.com/libapps/accounts/10280/images/howtofactcheck.jpg. CC-BY-NC 4.0

A diagram showing boxes of different sizes and colors, the larger the box, the larger the populations. The bigger boxes are China followed by India and USA.


Fig. 1.4.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2022).

  • Plot with months on the X axis, billions of dollars on the Y axis. Different lines are plotted to represent the years 2018, 2020, 2012, 2005, 2017 and 2021.


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  • Part of the Earth globe appears as a blue arc against a black background.

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Teacher Resources

1.1 Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot Video: https://youtu.be/wupToqz1e2g

1.2 International Association for Promoting Geoethics IAPG https://www.geoethics.org/

1.3 Interactive Media Bias Chart: https://www.adfontesmedia.com/interactive-media-bias-chart/

1.3 Professor Jeff Simpson Geonews: http://softpath.org/geonews.html Provides current Geonews with commentary

1.5 World population clock: https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ An interactive website with live population counts and useful statistics such as Top 20 largest countries by population (live); plot for growth rate, historical world population data, population milestones, maps with world population density, etc.

1.5 United States Census Bureau https://www.census.gov/popclock/ is another good interactive website focused on the U.S. population

1.5 Population pyramid.net is another great interactive website that has the population pyramids for several countries in the world.

Study guide

Instructor References

DP22_Ch01_Science of disasters


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