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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 Mther. 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
Birch, Francis, 1903-
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961.
Hubbert, Marion King, 1903-
MacDonald, Gordon J. (Gordon James), 1929-2002
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982.
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
California Institute of Technology
Harvard University.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)
Environmental Science Service Administration.
How to wreck the environment.
Journal of atmospheric sciences.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Jadeite (Petrology).
Time series analysis.
High pressure measurements.
Geochemistry -- History.
Continental drift.
Oral histories. aat
Billings, Marlon.
Daly, R. A.
Frondell, Cliff.
Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Kennedy, George.
Mther, Kirtley.
Noland, Tom.
Rosenfeld, John L.
Rubey, Bill.
Thompson, James B., 1921-
Tukey, John Wilder, 1915-
Harvard University. Society of Fellows
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA