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Coming of Age portrays the lives of 16 Scripps scientists who, beginning in the mid-1900s, made an enduring impact on the evolution of ocean and earth sciences. It traces their careers and accomplishments from a very personal point of view—because each author had a close connection with the scientist they profiled.

Much more than reminiscences, these stories give perspective and insight into how preeminent scientists pursued their interests and lived their lives. With vision, ambition, and determination, each individual played a critical role in the blossoming of international ocean exploration.

Edited by Robert L. Fisher, Edward D. Goldberg, and Charles S. Cox.

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Featuring Profiles of Scripps scientists:
Milton Nunn Bramlette
Sir Edward Bullard
A.E.J. Engel
E.W. Fager
Carl Leavitt Hubbs
John Dove Isaacs III
Martin W. Johnson
Henry William Menard
Jerome Namias
Frances Lawrence Parker
Russell Watson Raitt
Roger Revelle
Per F. Scholander
Francis Parker Shepard
Hans Suess
Harald U. Sverdrup

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To get your copy of Coming of Age
:: Order online from the UCSD Bookstore ::
::  Purchase in person at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Bookshop:
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
::  Or order by phone from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Bookshop:
858.534.8753

 

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Coming of Age: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
is a limited-edition printing.
Price: $15.00 + tax; $4.00 shipping and handling (U.S. Mail)
Publisher: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2003)
213 pages; softbound

 

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For more information about the history of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, visit the
SCRIPPS CENTENNIAL WEBSITE.

scientists
SIO centennial
"These individuals influenced not only the first century of Scripps, but also the history of oceanography in America, and indeed worldwide."
—Charles F. Kennel, Scripps director
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"This commemorative volume was conceived by several longtime Scripps oceanographers. That probably happened on the south lawn overlooking La Jolla Bay, during noons in the early months of the twenty-first century. The setting dictated its intent: to identify and honor a number of outstanding scientists—no longer living—who had produced research and discoveries of lasting importance to oceanography in its broadest sense, and while doing so had been molded by the institution itself."
From the preface, by Bob Fisher, Ed Goldberg, and Chip Cox