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  • Isaacs, John D.‐ (John Dove)
  • Oceanographers—United States—Biography

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  • 1724 History of Geophysics: Ocean sciences
  • 4299 Oceanography: General: General or miscellaneous
  • 6605 Public Issues: Education

ISBN: 0-87590-769-5

John Isaacs and His Oceans

D. Behrman and J. D. Isaacs

John Isaacs—scientist, oceanographer, naturalist, fisherman, biologist, engineer, inventor, teacher, and member of America's prestigious academies. In this book you'll “hear” Isaacs' ideas as told to Daniel Behrman through extensive discussions. Behrman guides you into Isaacs' world in a lively account of his endeavors including research in: climate change, nuclear energy and waste disposal, ocean instruments, halophytes, towing Antarctic icebergs, renewable energy sources, ocean pollution, desert irrigation, mine warfare, the marine food web, porpoises and dolphins, skyhook, marine resources, and the California current system.
“John was one of the very small number of marine scientists who can be called true oceanographers in the sense that they are interested in everything about the ocean—the motions of the waters, the ways of life in the sea, the use of an ocean's resources, and the meaning of the oceans for human history and for mankind's future”
—Roger Revelle, Director Emeritus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Citation: Behrman, D., and J. D. Isaacs (1992), John Isaacs and His Oceans, 230 pp., AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/SP034.


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