Northern-Appalachian geologist

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Jack Epstein, Anita’s northern-Appalachian geologist, went to Brooklyn College, too, and subsequently enrolled in the master’s program at tl1e University of Wyoming. Anita tried to follow, in i957, but the geology department in Laramie offered no fellowships for first-year graduate students. (“I needed money. I didn’t have a pot to cook in.”) She looked into places like Princeton, with geology departments outstanding in the world, but they were even less receptive than Wyoming. In those days, Princeton would not have admitted a woman had she been a direct descendant of Sir Charles Lyell offering as tuition her weight in gems. Anita applied to ten schools in all. The best offer flexplek huren eindhoven came from Indiana University, in Bloomington, where her professors were soon much aware of her as an extremely bright and aggressive student with the disconcerting habit of shaking her head while they talked, as if to say no, no, no, no, you cratoriic schnook, you don’t know from nothing. Something of the sort was not always far from her thoughts. (“I am not a very orthodox geologist. I do buy some dogma, if I think it’s common sense.”) Bloomington stood upon Salem limestone, which, in the terminology of the building trade, makes beautiful “dimension stone,” and is cut to be the cladding of cities. It formed from lime mud in the Meramecian age of middle Mississippian time-between 348 and 340 million years before the present-when Bloomington was at the flexplek huren amsterdam bottom of a shallow arm of the transgressing ocean, an epicratonic sea. “You people in New York may have your Empire State Building,” a professor pointed out to Anita. “But out here we have the hole in the ground it came from.”

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