Ford, Derek / interviewed by Dr. Philip van Beynen

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Ford, Derek / interviewed by Dr. Philip van Beynen

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Title:
Ford, Derek / interviewed by Dr. Philip van Beynen
Alternate Title:
Oral History: Derek Ford
Creator:
van Beynen, Philip
Publisher:
University of South Florida Libraries
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Language:
English

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Oral History Project ( local )
Genre:
Oral History
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General Note:
Dr. Derek Ford, karst science authority and author, begins the interview discussing his childhood in and around the city of Bath, England and the beginnings of his interest in rock climbing, cave diving, and cave mapping. Special attention is given to his relationship to the transition from the physiographic approach to geography to a quantitative approach. He elaborates on his friendship with eminent geomorphologist Paul Williams and how they came to write their book together. The conversation continues with an in-depth discussion of Dr. Ford's major scientific breakthroughs and notable publications with various research partners. He reflects on his career highs, specifically his love of teamwork and mentoring students. Dr. Ford shares stories of past students, their personalities, and where they are now in their lives. The interview concludes with Dr. Ford's opinion on the future of karst research. Interview conducted January 24, 2008 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
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Open Access
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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
K26-01420 ( USFLDC DOI )
k26.1420 ( USFLDC Handle )
6065 ( karstportal - original NodeID )

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Dr. Derek Ford, karst science authority and author, begins
the interview discussing his childhood in and around the city
of Bath, England and the beginnings of his interest in rock
climbing, cave diving, and cave mapping. Special attention is
given to his relationship to the transition from the
physiographic approach to geography to a quantitative
approach. He elaborates on his friendship with eminent
geomorphologist Paul Williams and how they came to write
their book together. The conversation continues with an
in-depth discussion of Dr. Ford's major scientific
breakthroughs and notable publications with various research
partners. He reflects on his career highs, specifically his
love of teamwork and mentoring students. Dr. Ford shares
stories of past students, their personalities, and where they
are now in their lives. The interview concludes with Dr.
Ford's opinion on the future of karst research. Interview
conducted January 24, 2008 at the University of South Florida
in Tampa, Florida.


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