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The Resource Seafaring scientist : Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, pioneer in marine biology, Lester D. Stephens and Dale R. Calder

Seafaring scientist : Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, pioneer in marine biology, Lester D. Stephens and Dale R. Calder

Label
Seafaring scientist : Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, pioneer in marine biology
Title
Seafaring scientist
Title remainder
Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, pioneer in marine biology
Statement of responsibility
Lester D. Stephens and Dale R. Calder
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Seafaring Scientist recounts the achievements of a giant in the field of marine biology. Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), a Harvard-trained marine biologist and close associate of Alexander Agassiz, founded and directed on behalf of the Carnegie Institution the first tropical marine biological laboratory in the Western Hemisphere. Located on Loggerhead Key in the Gulf of Mexico, the Tortugas Laboratory under Mayor's leadership attracted some of America's most brilliant scientists. Mayor himself achieved international prominence in the field of biology for his authoritative work on jellyfishes and coral reefs." "Lester D. Stephens and Dale R. Calder fill the gaps in the historical record about Mayor with this first book-length account of his life and work. They detail Mayor's passion for biology, association with Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, and rise to international prominence in the scientific community. Few field naturalists could claim to have visited as many truly exotic locales as Mayor, who traveled throughout the South Pacific and indeed around the world before returning to the United States to establish a research station at Dry Tortugas in 1904." "Illustrated with twenty-four black-and-white photographs, three diagrams, and eight color illustrations drawn by Mayor, who was also a gifted artist, Seafaring Scientist describes Mayor's determination to develop the Tortugas Laboratory despite daunting operational problems related to the remoteness of the site and its vulnerability to hurricanes. Stephens and Calder enumerate the contributions made by Mayor and other investigators at the outpost and discuss Mayor's three-volume opus, Medusae of the World." "Written to appeal to the armchair explorer as well as the professional researcher, Seafaring Scientist captures the thrills of scientific quest and discovery as well as the trials of seeking support and recognition that defined the life of this extraordinary marine biologist."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephens, Lester D
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH91.3.M39
LC item number
S74 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Calder, Dale R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayor, Alfred Goldsborough
  • Mayor, Alfred Goldsborough
  • Mayor, Alfred Goldsborough
  • Marine biologists
  • Zoologists
  • Marine biologists
  • Zoologists
  • United States
  • Biologistes
  • Biologistes
  • Biologie marine
Label
Seafaring scientist : Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, pioneer in marine biology, Lester D. Stephens and Dale R. Calder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
65400300
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages
Isbn
9781570036422
Lccn
2006010192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)65400300
Label
Seafaring scientist : Alfred Goldsborough Mayor, pioneer in marine biology, Lester D. Stephens and Dale R. Calder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
65400300
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages
Isbn
9781570036422
Lccn
2006010192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)65400300

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