50 Years of Ocean Discovery: National Science Foundation 1950-2000
National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, Ocean Studies Board
National Academies Press, Feb 3, 2000 - Science - 276 pages
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.