Menard, Henry W. (Henry William), 1920-1986

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Dates:
Birth 1920-12-10
Death 1986-02-09
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Marine geology professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1955 until his death. He served on several committees of the National Academy of Sciences relating to environmental issues during the 1970's. A very active field geologist, Menard made over 1,000 aqua-lung dives and participated in 20 oceanographic expeditions. He wrote text books about oceanographic expedtion, the sociology of science, and also wrote popular accounts of marine geology. He was a vociferous and early proponent of plate tectonics. Menard served as director of the United States Geological Survey from 1978 to 1981.

From the description of Papers, 1938-1986 (bulk 1960-1986) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154302998

Marine geologist and professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1955-1986, Menard was an active field geologist and oceanographer who made over 1,000 aqua-lung dives and participated in 20 oceanographic expeditions. He served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences related to environmental issues during the 1970's. He wrote text books on oceanography, the sociology of science, and popular accounts of marine geology. He was an early proponent of plate tectonics. Menard served as director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 1978-1981.

From the description of Papers, 1938-1986, bulk 1960-1986. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 26268757

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Subjects:

  • Submarine geology--Congresses
  • Marine sciences
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geology--Study and teaching
  • Continental drift--Research
  • Oil spills--History--Sources
  • Memorial service
  • Ocean bottom--Publishing
  • Plate tectonics--History--Sources
  • Submarine geology--Study and teaching
  • Petroleum engineers--Congresses
  • Oil spills
  • Oil spills--Environmental aspects
  • Oceanography--Study and teaching--History--Sources
  • Ocean bottom--Research
  • Earth sciences--History--Sources
  • Geologists--Travel
  • Underwater exploration
  • Submarine geology--History--Sources
  • Submarine geology
  • Plate tectonics--Research
  • Plate tectonics--Publishing
  • Oceanography--Research--History--Sources
  • Volcanology--Research
  • World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American

Occupations:

  • Geologists

Places:

  • California--Santa Barbara (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Africa (as recorded)
  • Pacific Ocean (as recorded)
  • Oceania (as recorded)
  • Everglades (Fla.) (as recorded)
  • Pacific Ocean (as recorded)