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BP3910 Planetary Management (at Biosphere 2)

April 16, 2003

Cox, Wylie
BP3910 Planetary Management (at Biosphere 2)

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

In short, the entire Biosphere program has been among the best schoolin' I ever received. Old man Wylie sort of wears the captains hat when it comes to organizing field trips (which are substantial and AWESOME). He tells a mean story and teaches a guitar seminar after class on the side. The best part about all of the professors at Bio2 is that you really get the chance to get to know them and pick their brains about anything - ecology, evolution, politics, Bollinger, their childhood mischief, and what the hell to do with your life with a history minor and a lot of student loans. Too cool.

Workload:

The Earth Science semester is pretty demanding, but you learn lots and lots, and most of it is taught by people who are really interesting and really care. Wylie is no exception. If Columbia doesn't dump this program, and you're at all interested in the management of the planet, get yourself out here.

December 16, 2001

Burgess, Tony
BP3910 Planetary Management (at Biosphere 2)

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

It is impossible for describe, do more than salute this extraordinary educator. This man is one of the most brilliant persons I have ever encounted. You can ask him anything abut the Earth, and if he doesn't have an answer, he will point you in the right direction. I had several important conversations with him, each time he was more than willing to to help me figure out my questions and concerns. If you disagree with him, he's ok withg that, as long as you support yourself with facts. He is also one of the best speakers I have ever heard in my life. It is strange, sometimes, walking around with him, I felt as if some spirit of nature were talking to me. I cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have had this professor.

Workload:

Lots of reading. Graded on individual essays and group projects. Work ahead on the individual essays, as you will then get the most out of them.

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