It was during this period that the second (and last) International Oceanographic Conference took place. The first one had been held in 1958 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The second was held in Moscow in 1966. I was excited to attend and peek behind the Iron Curtain. On the third day of the meeting, I had planned to attend a lecture given by a Russian marine geologist but when I walked into the lecture hall, I saw that it was my Lamont colleague, Bruce Heezen (Fig. 12), who was being introduced. The chairman explained...

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