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On the cover: The awesome beauty of Alaska – and for explorers, the delicious dynamics of its geologic history – are on full display this month thanks to AAPG member David Houseknecht, who took this photo and will be offering talks on Alaskan potential at the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif. Specifically, the cover photo captures the thrust fault ramp in Carboniferous Lisburne Group carbonates at Brooks Range mountain front, Akmagolik Creek, north-central Alaska. How awesome is it? Use the blue helicopter (see it in the center of the photo?) for scale. The scene is about 150 miles southwest of Prudhoe Bay.

Photos courtesy of David Houseknecht

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President's Column:

Dues You Can Use; A Step to the Future

Director's Corner:

Rising Costs Put Pressures on Dues

Division Column -- EMD:

Convention Program Varied
EMD Sets 'Unconventional' Sessions

Geophysical Corner:

Hello, Is This Your Geophone Calling

Washington Watch:

'Realities' Create Opporunities

Regions and Sections:

Student Chapters Share More Success Stories

AAPG 2007-08 officer candidates' biographies and responses explaining their reason to accept their nomination are available for review.

February 7 is the first pre-registration deadline for the AAPG Annual Convention slated April 1-4 in Long Beach, Calif.

APPEX London 2007 is just around the corner. The program is filling up as well as the exhibit space.

Everything old is new again: The Arctic Alaska already is considered a world-class petroleum province, but future exploration may depend on a new view of old rocks.

The main course? Frontier exploration may be the industry’s champagne and caviar when it comes to headlines, but generating new prospects in known areas remains its exploration bread and butter.

You thought the Grand Canyon was big? Sometimes it’s dwarfed by the ongoing flap of how it got that way.

Good vibrations: Something is always shaking in the world of seismic technology, and the results have been good for the industry and the environment alike.

A dirty shame: In a country where earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis are a constant threat, a deadly mudflow is wreaking havoc.

Described as "Gondwana's enigmatic twins" -- exploration in Africa and Latin America faces challenges above ground as well as below.

Taking it to the streets: Ryan Henry, who found creative ways to teach earth sciences to students at a Tulsa Street School, is this year’s AAPG Teacher of the Year.

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