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Monthly Meeting - December, 12/3/2012, 7:00 pm

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    Reminder from: alabamapaleo Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamapaleo/cal Monthly Meeting - December Monday December 3, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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      Reminder from: alabamapaleo Yahoo! Group
      Title: Monthly Meeting - December
      Date: Monday December 3, 2012
      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Location: Birmingham Zoo Auditorium
      Notes: Hello APS,
      This version is fully updated. I hope to see everyone there.

      TOPIC: Using Rocks to Help Reconstruct the Geography of Coal Age Alabama. 

      SPEAKER: Jim Lacefield, PhD.

      Dr. Lacefield will explain how rocks from different parts of the Black Warrior Basin offer evidence of the unique geological events that were taking place here during the Pennsylvanian Period. As part of this overview of this important chapter in the state's geological history, he will demonstrate how the paleogeographic map of Coal Age Alabama featured in the new edition of Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks was assembled from a range of geological sources.

      ABOUT JIM LACEFIELD: Dr. Jim Lacefield lives in rural Colbert County near Tuscumbia with his wife Faye where they own and manage the Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve. He is a retired adjunct professor of biology and the Earth sciences from the University of North Alabama. He holds a doctorate in science education from the University of Alabama, with subject specializations in biology and geology. Jim is the author of a popular-level book on Alabama's geologic history, rocks, and fossils entitled Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks: A Guide to the State's Ancient Life and Landscapes, published in 2000 by the Alabama Geological Society. The book is currently in its fifth printing, and is used in a variety of geology and earth science classes in the state from middle school through the college levels. The book has been adopted as a text or supplemental text by nine universities. He is nearing completion on a much larger second edition of his book, due out within the next year.

      PRESENTATION TIME: 07:00pm.

      LOCATION: Birmingham Zoo -- Auditorium
      For directions to the Zoo, see their Web site at http://www.birminghamzoo.com
      Prior to the meeting everyone is invited to the optional supper at Taziki's Greek Fare in Mountain Brook near the Zoo exit, 2737 Highway 280 S, Mountain Brook, AL. (*NOT* the location farther out Highway 280). We gather there about 5:30/5:45pm.
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