Profile of Dr. Nat (Drnat)

  • E-mail:  nathalie.n.brandes@lonestar.edu

  • Home Page URL:  http://www.mindat.org/user-13977.html

  • Occupation:  Geology Professor

  • State/Province:  Past: I do not have enough fingers and toes to count the places. Present: Texas. Future: Hopefully somewhere other than Texas.

  • Country:  Currently the USA

  • Personal Quote:  
    No man has the power, in the long run, that he can vanquish and outwit Nature.
    -Heldris of Cornwall, 13th Century poet

  • Pets:  Two cats, Joe Kidd and Samantha.

  • Favorite TV show:  Whatever hockey game happens to be on-- especially college games. Go Huskies! Go Badgers!

  • Research Interests:  I am one of those old-fashioned jack of all trades, master of none geologists, but lately geoarchaeology and climate change are my research focus

  • Photograph Notes:  This is me, working in the field. I am taking notes about Nigardsbreen, a glacier northeast of my family home in Norway.

  • Fiction Novels:   The Gates of Pewabic (2012), Friends Like These (2014), A Cold Day in October (2016)