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The Geologic History of the Greater Kansas City Area—Every Rock has a Story to Tell

February 11, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A four-part series presented in partnership with the
University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Geosciences.

The speaker

Dr. Richard Gentile’s major research interest is the geology and paleontology of Missouri and eastern Kansas. He authored the book, Rocks and fossils of the Central United States with special emphasis on the Greater Kansas City area, and has taught a vertebrate fossil collecting course in the Badlands, South Dakota for 20 seasons. His present project is, The Traveling Geology Exhibit that through wall illustrations and fossil specimens reconstructs the geologic history of the Greater Kansas City area. Professor Gentile was born, raised and educated in Missouri. He began teaching geology courses at UMKC in 1966, retiring in 1999 but continued to teach until a replacement was hired in 2002. He received the BA and MA degrees in geology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a PhD in geology from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

You can watch this video on the Library’s Facebook page or via livestream.com

Upcoming programs in the series:


This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


February 11, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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