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Prerequisites
Aesthetic Pleasures
Intellectual Pleasures
Practical Necessities
Qualitative & Quantitative Skills
Field Observations, Measurements & Mapping
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
References Cited

Preface

         
Qualitative and Quantitative Skills    
         
         
    "... Most of the geological scientists hired over the past 50 years in the United States have practiced basically qualitative skills, with quantitative abilities adjunct. This is one positive attribute of geological scientists. However, employers who needed rigorous quantitative skills generally hired people from other disciplines. Tomorrow's geoscientist will need more quantitative skills in addition to, not in place of, qualitative skills..." (Fisher, 1989).    
         

 

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