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History Of Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Showcased In New Book

Student Roger Revelle hangs a Nansen bottle to collect a water sample off the...

Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

Above: Student Roger Revelle hangs a Nansen bottle to collect a water sample off the side of R/V Scripps at an unknown date early in the 1930s. Revelle received his doctorate from Scripps in 1936 and would spend the next 28 years there as a researcher, professor, and finally director, transforming the institution in the process.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The cover of "Images of America: Scripps Institution of Oceanography" is pictured.

In its 120 year history, Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been a leader in marine research and the study of climate change. The scientific breakthroughs that have come from the Institution are globally known.

Now, that history and contributions are showcased in a new book, featuring 200 photos from throughout the years. Images of America: Scripps Institution of Oceanography is part of a series of books on the history of local places.

Robert Monroe is the author of the book and a communications officer at Scripps. He joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the book and how it came about.

Monroe will be speaking about the book at Warwick's on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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