Geology of the National Parks

A Rocking Review


Watch the Line

We've been having fun making Geosc 10 Rock Videos, proving that: 1) The material can't be too hard, because we can put it to music, and 2) There are really good reasons why Dr. Alley became a professor instead of trying out for American Idol. Most of the Rock Videos are written to review part or all of the material in a unit, although we occasionally toss in a bit of extra stuff to make it rhyme. Here, we've borrowed the tune from the great Johnny Cash hit "Walk the Line" to sing the praises of seismologists (Dr. Anandakrishnan happens to be a famous seismologist...). This video reviews a bit about earthquakes, and then shows some things we'll consider soon--volcanoes next week, and tsunamis the week after. (We never really worry about evil dictators in this course, but here's one for good measure.) So, rock on!

Parody of Johnny Cash's hit "Walk the Line"
Animation and video editing by Cindy Alley; videography by Eric Spielvogel; words by Richard Alley; earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes by Mother Nature.