Introductory essay

An essay by Dr. Charles Martin, Professor of Geology, Earlham College. Originally published by the Earlham Institute for Education on Japan, 1992. Included here as a PDF document, readable with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer, it may be obtained as a free download at http://www.adobe.com If you need any help with how to navigate through a PDF document, when you open the essay by Dr. Martin, click on the left arrow in the frame at the bottom of the window -- that will take you to a first page at the front of the document that gives simple directions for moving through a PDF file.

Introductory essay