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MacDonald, Gordon J. (Gordon James), 1929-2002-
Oral history interview with Gordon J. MacDonald, 1993 November 15, 1994 March 18 and 1995 August 4.
Early life; study of chemistry and geology at Harvard University (1946-1950, AB); influence of Wendell Furry, John Rosenfeld, Jim Thompson, Francis Birch, Percy Bridgman, Cliff Frondell, Marlon Billings, R. A. Daly and Kirtley Mather. Harlow Shapley and McCarthyism at Harvard University. Elected to Harvard Society of Fellows, sponsored by George Kennedy (1951-1952, AM; 1953-1954, Ph.D.). High pressure studies of jadeite. Arguments about continental drift theories of Jeffreys and Harold Urey's views of geochemical history. Assistant then Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1954-1958); use of computers and time-series analysis and the influence of Steve Simpson. Discussions of geophysical research among King Hubbert, Tom Noland, Phil Abelson, Merle Tuve, and Bill Rubey. Research at Caltech with Fowler, Wasserberg, Greenstein, influence of Fred Hoyle. Editor of the "Journal of Atmospheric Sciences." Relationship of cosmology to geophysics. Development of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. John Tukey's report on greenhouse effect. Reaction to M's paper "How to Wreck the Environment". Early history of the Environmental Science Services Administration.
Abelson, Philip Hauge
Billings, Marlon
Birch, Francis, 1903-
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961.
Daly, R. A.
Fowler
Frondell, Cliff
Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-
Greenstein
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Hubbert, Marion King, 1903-
Kennedy, George.
MacDonald, Gordon J. (Gordon James), 1929-2002
Mather, Kirtley.
Noland, Tom
Rosenfeld, John L.
Rubey, Bill
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Thompson, James B., 1921-
Tukey, John Wilder, 1915-
Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982.
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
Wasserberg
California Institute of Technology
Environmental Science Service Administration.
Harvard University.
Harvard University. Society of Fellows
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)
How to wreck the environment.
Journal of atmospheric sciences.
Chemistry.
Communism.
Computers.
Continental drift.
Cosmology
Geochemistry -- History.
Geology.
Geophysics.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
High pressure measurements.
Jadeite (Petrology).
McCarthyism.
Time series analysis.
Oral histories. aat
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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