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A To Z 0f Marine Scientists (Notable Scientists) by Barbara Charton

By Barbara Charton

A entire, single-volume A-to-Z reference, A to Z of Marine Scientists profiles nearly one hundred forty scientists who've contributed considerably to the sector of marine technological know-how. Emphasizing the scientists' contributions to the sphere in addition to their results on scientists in marine technology and comparable fields who undefined, A to Z of Marine Scientists will lead scholars and library clients during the vital and engaging facets of the lives of these profiled whereas exposing readers to the heritage of many vital medical and technological options.

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His writings in that field date from 1887 to 1901. 35 Charcot always loved the sea, and by the time he was 35, he tired of “being his father’s son,” and devoted himself to marine science. ” His first exploratory sail in the Atlantic was to the latitude of the Faeroes in 1901, and then, in the following year, to Jan Mayen Island. By 1903, he was ready for polar waters. He commissioned the construction of the research vessels the Français and the Pourquoi Pas? These were the first research ships built in France; all others had been built for other purposes and refitted.

Always in fragile health, Brookes died of heart failure on November 12, 1908. ᨳ Buffon, Georges-Louis LeClerc, comte de (1707–1788) French Biologist, Natural Scientist Born in Montbard, central France, on September 7, 1707, Georges-Louis LeClerc was originally from a bourgeois family. His father, François LeClerc, married well; Anne-Christine Marlin was an heiress, and he became rich enough to buy a title. The future comte de Buffon’s early education was at the Jesuit College in Dijon, where he drifted away from his father’s legal profession to mathematics and then to Angers for further study.

MAURICE EWING, HARRY HESS, and others that demonstrated the movement of the crustal plates that form the Earth’s surface. Isostasy was a concept Hayford created that explained the state of the Earth, given the information he had then. He said elevations in the Earth’s crust are balanced by mass below the surface of the semi-liquid mantle; thus a state of equilibrium of pressure exists independent of geographic position. As a supporter of FELIX VENING MEINESZ’s work on gravity, Bowie advocated the expedition that recorded gravity at sea.

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