Nick Shackleton (1937-2006) in his office in 2004. Besides his pioneering
work to determine the timing of ice age cycles, he helped found
the CLIMAP paleoclimate project, and led in the study of changes
in the carbon cycle through ice ages, among other problems. "Through
his meticulous work... he was a champion of 'small science,' showing
by example that the most important data and the best ideas do not
necessarily require high-priced enterprises."*
* G.H. Haug and L.C. Peterson,
Nature 493 (2006): 928.
Photo: Cambridge University Newsletter, Dec.