Latest David Montgomery Stories

2014-04-23 08:25:05

Soil health is key to sustaining civilization WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the world's foremost authorities on soil health headlines the opening keynote session at the 6(th) World Conference on Conservation Agriculture (WCCA). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77421 In his address titled, "A Case for Global Soil Restoration," David Montgomery will speak on the need to reverse the trend of soil degradation, one of the most...

Geologist Find Unusual Land Formation On Mars
2012-03-23 06:10:46

Geologists at the University of Washington found that a previously unseen landform on Mars could help provide a window into the geological history of the Red Planet. The "periodic bedrock ridges", or PBRs, look like sand dunes, but the scientists say that they are actually made from wind erosion of bedrock. "These bedforms look for all the world like sand dunes but they are carved into hard rock by wind," David Montgomery, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences, said in a press...

2010-12-06 07:53:36

For years, geologists have argued about the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps. The U-shaped valleys were created by slow-moving glaciers that behaved something like road graders, eroding the bedrock over hundreds or thousands of years. When the glaciers receded, rivers carved V-shaped notches, or inner gorges, into the floors of the glacial valleys. But scientists disagreed about whether those notches were erased by subsequent glaciers and...

2009-12-01 10:51:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard L. (Rick) Strouse joined the Phillies as Vice President & General Counsel, club President David Montgomery announced, effective today. Strouse replaces Bill Webb, who is stepping down from his position as General Counsel to assume a part-time role with the organization. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh//PH18989 ) Prior to joining the Phillies, Strouse served as a Senior Partner in the Litigation Department at the Ballard Spahr...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'