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Schwarcz, Henry / interviewed by Dr. Bogdan Onac

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Title:
Schwarcz, Henry / interviewed by Dr. Bogdan Onac
Alternate Title:
Oral History: Henry Schwarcz
Creator:
Onac, Bogdan P.
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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Notes

General Note:
Dr. Henry Schwarcz, karst scientist of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, begins the interview with background information about his childhood and education. He mentions how proximity to great karst scientists and a "hot bed" of research was highly influential while seeking his undergraduate and graduate level degrees. The bulk of the interview consists of Dr. Schwarcz chronologically discussing breakthroughs in various processes for determining the age of karst samples. He details the progression in the theory of dating karst and the increasingly sophisticated scientific apparatus involved in dating karstic samples. Dr. Schwarcz closes by expressing concern over what he sees as a trend among scientists towards reduced respect for and lessened emphasis on conservation of karst environments. Interview conducted January 22, 2008 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
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University of South Florida Library
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University of South Florida
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Resource Identifier:
K26-03707 ( USFLDC DOI )
k26.3707 ( USFLDC Handle )
8818 ( karstportal - original NodeID )

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Dr. Henry Schwarcz, karst scientist of McMaster University
in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, begins the interview with
background information about his childhood and education. He
mentions how proximity to great karst scientists and a "hot
bed" of research was highly influential while seeking his
undergraduate and graduate level degrees. The bulk of the
interview consists of Dr. Schwarcz chronologically discussing
breakthroughs in various processes for determining the age of
karst samples. He details the progression in the theory of
dating karst and the increasingly sophisticated scientific
apparatus involved in dating karstic samples. Dr. Schwarcz
closes by expressing concern over what he sees as a trend
among scientists towards reduced respect for and lessened
emphasis on conservation of karst environments. Interview
conducted January 22, 2008 at the University of South Florida
in Tampa, Florida.