Dr. Bill Reinthal
Bill Reinthal graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in geology, and went on to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in economic geology. He has worked in both the oil and minerals industries, but his dissertation research was centered on the geochemical constraints on precious metal accumulations in supracrustal environments. Teaching geology, he takes a holistic approach to demonstrate the extremely complex and controversial intersection of human population, resource needs, and environmental concerns with the difficulties surrounding the extraction, processing, transportation, and potential re-use of economic resources, from water and soils to fossil fuels, and from metallic to non-metallic minerals, around the world. Humanity’s complex relationship with the natural world, from agriculture to mining and from de-forestation to the energy requirements of modern societies, makes all of the Earth sciences an important basis for everyone’s education.
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