Contains 253 extended abstracts from the August 1995 meeting, grouped into 12 topics including metallogeny in the evolution of orogenic belts, gold and precious metal deposits, submarine hydrothermal processes and volcanic-hosted deposits, sediment-hosted mineral deposits, vein and shear zone deposits, granitoid related deposits, industrial minerals, environmental aspects, organics and mineral deposits, metamorphism and mineralizations, and mineralization in black shales. The volume is directed to pure and applied economic geology researchers, and mining industry specialists. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The health care debate has about as many sides as a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome. Thurston weighs in with the private medical practitioner's point of view. He ominously raises the issues of choice, quality of care, and the doctor-patient relationship. He uses anecdotes from his career to illustrate the importance of the personal bond between doctor and patient and to show how the impersonalization of managed care and the emphasis on cost cutting threaten quality. He also argues that third-party payment of medical bills invites increased costs and proposes establishment of medical savings accounts (IRA-like savings plans funded by employers or the government or both) that patients can draw from to pay bills.