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Dr. Eric Hovanitz

​Welcome, you have reached the web page of Eric Hovanitz. I am an associate professor of Geology, Santiago Canyon College.

Geology/Earth Science Departments

Office: SC-217
Phone: 714-628-4747

Knowledge is Power)
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Popocatepetl, (Mexico) erupting. 

  • For information, syllabi, and possible exam questions go to:
  • Helpful study hints - Do you really want to pass this class?
  • Arroyo Seco "Meeting of the Minds" field trip pictures. (updated 26 November)
  • Really, really useful geology web sites.
  • Really, really useful college and college transfer web sites.
  • A good geologic glossary.
  • The best little railroad in the United States of America!
  • A funny Flash movie: "Cows with Guns". Click on "Cows with Guns".

A look at the new sport of Extreme Ironing (click for enlargement and the 2003 Extreme Ironing Competition winning picture!)

Extreme Ironing 

Eric in a previous life as an Indian Maharahja.Here is a picture of Eric taken in India. Traveling is one of my favorite past times. Click on the picture for an enlargement. To return to this page use your browsers "BACK" function. Besides India, other places I have traveled to include Antarctica, Greenland, Baffin Island, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo and Brunei. I am happy traveling just about anywhere on this Earth. I have also driven across much of the U.S.


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow- mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

Mark Twain- Innocents Abroad