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Bootstrap Geologist
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In Bootstrap Geologist Shinn enthusiastically shares the highs and lows of his remarkable life. Taking readers around the globe as well as below the ocean, he recounts the painstaking process of data gathering that can lead to paradigm-breaking discoveries. He emphasizes the importance of field science and pointedly addresses the use and abuse of scientific research and the emergence of market-funded research.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Dedication Page
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. Preface: A Modern Horror Story
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Beginnings and Early Years
  2. pp. 1-31
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  1. 2. The Shell Years
  2. pp. 32-59
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  1. 3. The Netherlands and the Persian Gulf
  2. pp. 60-84
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  1. 4. Return to Stateside Shell
  2. pp. 85-116
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  1. 5. The U.S. Geological Survey
  2. pp. 117-190
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  1. 6. St. Petersburg and a New Beginning
  2. pp. 191-256
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 257-277
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 279-280
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 281-286
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-297
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