I am talking to you tonight mainly because I am a survivor. Of the small group who formed the informal association of oceanographic laboratories for ocean drilling, and thought up the name JOIDES, Maurice Ewing, Fritz Koczy, and Columbus Iselin are no longer with us, nor is Harry Hess, who inspired us all.
One of the values of being a survivor is that I canremember the ideas about the earth we had when we were young. This can give some perspective to the revolution in understanding that has come about during the last 15 years.
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The Deep Sea Drilling Project: A Decade of Progress
At the present the Glomar Challenger has drilled over 500 holes over the world ocean, involving hundreds of scientists from dozens of countries. This volume is intended as a review of some of theimportant results from the most comprehensive, ambitious and successful earth-bound geologic project ever undertaken. The symposium upon which this volume originated was held April 4, 1979 at the SEPM/AAPG Annual Meeting in Houston. No comprehensive synthesis of all aspects of the DSDP has appeared, and the topic coverage in this volume is biased towards the sediments and fossils, and their significance for certain aspects of earth history – paleogeography, bathymetry, climatology, oceanography, ecology, environments – all in keeping with the audience of sedimentary geologists.