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Wilson, J. Tuzo (John Tuzo), 1908-1993

LC control no.n 50015547
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingWilson, J. Tuzo (John Tuzo), 1908-1993
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Variant(s)Wilson, John Tuzo, 1908-
Birth date1908-10-24
Death date1993-04-15
Place of birthOttawa (Ont.)
Place of deathToronto (Ont.)
Field of activityPlate tectonics
AffiliationInternational Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
Erindale College
Ontario Science Centre
American Geophysical Union
Profession or occupationGeophysicists Geologists
Found inHis One Chinese moon, 1959.
Wikipedia search, Oct. 20, 2006 (John Tuzo Wilson (October 24, 1908-April 15, 1993), Canadian geophysicist and geologist)
Wikipedia, March 2, 2017 (John Tuzo Wilson; John Tuzo Wilson, CC, OBE, FRS, FRSC, FRSE (October 24, 1908--April 15, 1993) was a Canadian geophysicist and geologist who achieved worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the theory of plate tectonics; he was born in Ottawa, Ontario; he became one of the first people in Canada to receive a degree in geophysics, graduating from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1930; he obtained a doctorate in geology in 1936 from Princeton University; after completing his studies, Wilson enlisted in the Canadian Army and served in World War II; he was President (1957-1960) of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG); he was the Principal of Erindale College at the University of Toronto and was the host of the television series The Planet of Man; he was elected President-elect (1978-1980) and President (1980-1982) of the American Geophysical Union; he also served as the Director General of the Ontario Science Centre from 1974 to 1985; he died in Toronto, Ontario at age 84)
National bib agency no.0105D1977E
Associated languageeng
Invalid LCCNn 80075583
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