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Transmission Lines

Infectious diseases are not equal-opportunity illnesses. Much depends on location, income and access to clean water, medical care and public health services.

Mapping the Columbia

he Columbia River Basin comes to life in a new digital atlas produced by Oregon State University cartography students. They have created an iBook — accessible via Apple’s iPad — which combines the look and feel of a traditional paper book with the touch-screen features of a tablet computer.

Ground Lines

Every observation from sediment color, rock composition and how far a layer inclined from horizontal had to be recorded in the orange field book and marked on the contour map.