50 years of ocean discovery : National Science Foundation 1950--2000

This book describes the development of ocean sciences over the past 50 years, highlighting the contributions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the field's progress. Many of the individuals who participated in the exciting discoveries in biological oceanography, chemical oceanography,...

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Corporate Authors: Fifty Years of Ocean Discovery (Symposium) (1998, Washington, D.C.), National Research Council (U.S.) Ocean Studies Board, National Academies Press (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academy Press 2000, [2000]
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Summary:This book describes the development of ocean sciences over the past 50 years, highlighting the contributions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the field's progress. Many of the individuals who participated in the exciting discoveries in biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, and marine geology and geophysics describe in the book how the discoveries were made possible by combinations of insightful individuals, new technology, and in some cases, serendipity. In addition to describing the advance of ocean science, the book examines the institutional structures and technology that made the advances possible and presents visions of the field's future. This book is the first-ever documentation of the history of NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences, how the structure of the division evolved to its present form, and the individuals who have been responsible for ocean sciences at NSF as "rotators" and career staff over the past 50 years
Item Description:Title from PDF t.p
Physical Description:1 PDF file (vi, 270 pages, 8 pages of plates) illustrations, portraits
ISBN:0309063981
9780309063982