Autobiography, 2001.


Worzel, J. Lamar (John Lamar), 1919-2008. Autobiography, 2001.

Autobiography, 2001.

Personal reminiscences of a career in geophysics, much of spent at work on the ocean floor. Describes early land-based experiments in seismology with Doc Ewing and Columbus Iselin during his college years at Lehigh University; subsequent underwater seismic testing; his work in underwater photography during World War II; work and leisure activities at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; grad school at Columbia University; Lamont Geological Observatory's early years; ocean bottom sediment drilling; formation of Palisades Geophysical Institute with Ewing and others; move to the University of Texas in Galveston and multichannel work there at the Institute of Geophysics up to his retirement in 1979. An afterword summarizes his accomplishments.

325 pp.

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