Dr. William Hart

William Hart is emeritus professor of geology at Miami University in Ohio where he taught for 32 years. He is best known for lectures and publications on volcanic processes and products in Ethiopia, Alaska, and the Idaho-Oregon-Nevada (ION) region, and on the geological context for human evolution in East Africa. He first explored the volcanic geology of eastern Oregon in 1975 and over the years introduced many of his students to the wonders of this region. He is grateful to the Skinner Ranch families of Danner for four decades of friendship. Bill and his wife recently relocated to southwest Idaho.

Author's Entries

  • Jordan Craters

    Jordan Craters is an otherworldly place, beautiful and foreboding, an outdoor museum of recent basalt volcanism amid sagebrush steppe rangeland. Located about eighteen miles northwest of the town of Jordan Valley, Jordan Craters is near the geographic boundary between the southeastern High Lava Plains and the western Owyhee Uplands …

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