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Volume 31, No. 2
Pages 206 - 217

ROGER REVELLE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE • Distress Signals: Historical Waypoints in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Since 1850

W. Jeffrey Bolster
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By inviting a historian to deliver the 2018 Roger Revelle Lecture, the Ocean Studies Board signals the value of fruitful engagement between the sciences and the humanities. Their decision honors Roger Revelle’s legacy. A brilliant geophysicist and oceanographer, Revelle embraced interdisciplinary approaches during the final years of his career, turning his attention to malnutrition, global poverty, and education. Roger Revelle recognized that thorny problems require multiple forms of knowledge.


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