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Reversion to Peacetime, 1945–50

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January 01, 2001

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Once the Axis nations’ hopes for world empire had been frustrated in 1945 at a cost of some 50 million lives, thousands of geophysicists—and particularly those in uniform—had one basic question: what next?2 Within the United States, there were three easy answers: (1) return to your former job (your employer was required to provide an assignment equivalent to the one you left), (2) stay in the military service, or (3) go back to school as a student under the GI Bill of Rights. If one did return to his employer, he found that management tended to hold the opinion that you had learned very little, if anything, during the half decade you had been away.3 Moreover, in the world of petroleum exploration, the policy was still enforced that there must be a sharp distinction between the use of geological and geophysical approaches in finding oil.4

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysical References Series

Geophysics in the Affairs of Mankind: A Personalized History of Exploration Geophysics

L. C. (Lee) Lawyer
L. C. (Lee) Lawyer
Past President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
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Charles C. Bates
Charles C. Bates
Honorary Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
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Robert B. Rice
Robert B. Rice
Past President and Honorary Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
10
ISBN electronic:
9781560801788
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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