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Released via the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph sequence, quantity sixteen (The Griggs Volume).

David Tressel Griggs used to be born October 6, 1911, in Columbus, Ohio. His mom and dad have been Robert Fiske and Laura Amelia Tressel Griggs. His father used to be a well known professor of botany and a number one ecologist and environmental conservationist at a time while those viewpoints have been much less regularly occurring than they're at the present time. David used to be an undergraduate at Ohio nation collage in 1930 while he participated in a countrywide Geographic Society excursion, led through his father, to the Valley of 10000 Smokes. This Alaskan event and the encouragement he obtained from a talented and enthusiastic instructor, Professor Edmund M. Spieker, led him to decide on for his lifestyles paintings the appliance of physics to the issues of the earth. After a yr of graduate experiences in geology at Ohio nation, David moved on in 1933 to Harvard, the place a brand new progTam of high-pressure stories dedicated to geophysical difficulties had simply been initiated lower than the encouraged assistance of Percy W. Bridgman, pre-eminent chief within the experimental exploration of the physics of very excessive pressures and within the philosophical research of the logical strategies of medical pondering.

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