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  Harry Hammond Hess biography
Harry Hammond Hess was born in New York City on May 24, 1906, and suffered a fatal heart attack in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1969, while chairing a meeting of the Space Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
Hess was awarded the GSA Penrose Medal in 1966, an honorary doctorate degree by Yale University in 1969, and a posthumous Distinguished Public Service Award by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Hess' doctoral dissertation and two of his papers (published in 1941 and 1960) are considered classics in the study of peridotite complexes.
www.agu.org /inside/awards/hess2.html   (702 words)

  
 Harry Hammond Hess [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]
Harry Hess (1906-1969) in his Navy uniform as Captain of the assault transport Cape Johnson during World War II.
Harry Hammond Hess, a professor of geology at Princeton University, was very influential in setting the stage for the emerging plate-tectonics theory in the early 1960s.
In 1962, Hess was well aware that solid evidence was still lacking to test his hypothesis and to convince a more receptive but still skeptical scientific community.
pubs.usgs.gov /gip/dynamic/HHH.html   (763 words)

  
 Harry Hess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harry Hammond Hess (1906-1969) was an American geologist.
He is best known for his theories on sea floor spreading, specifically work on relationships between island arcs, seafloor gravity anomalies, and serpentinized peridotite, suggesting that the convection of the earth's mantle was the driving force behind this process.
Hess was also involved in the Mohole project (1957 - 1966), an investigation onto the feasibility and techniques of deep sea drilling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harry_Hess   (119 words)

  
 Truman Library - Stanley R. Fike Oral History Interview
Harry Truman would be the speaker and he would talk about the problems of the county at large and also what the County Court was doing as far as our area was concerned.
Harry Falk couldn't keep up the payments on the mortgage and the bank foreclosed and it was sold and bought by a lawyer and big landowner from Lexington, Missouri, Frank Catron, and a former newspaperman from Kansas City, Doug Meng.
But Harry Truman had the ability to meet people and to convince them that he was interested and on a man to man basis he was at least the equal of either of the other two.
www.trumanlibrary.org /oralhist/fike.htm   (11424 words)

  
 Harry Hess - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Harry Hammond Hess was born in New York City and educated at Yale and Princeton...
Hess, Rudolf (1894-1987), German Nazi functionary, one of Adolf Hitler's principal lieutenants in the 1920s and '30s.
Hess, Victor Franz (1883-1964), Austrian-American physicist and Nobel laureate, one of the earliest workers in the field of cosmic rays.
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 Harry Hammond Hess - Japan
Harry Hess taught for a year (1932-1933) at Rutgers University in New Jersey and spent a year as a research associate at the Geophysical Laboratory of Washington, D., before joining the faculty of Princeton University in 1934.
Hess was also involved in many other scientific endeavours, including the Mohole project (1957-1966), an investigation onto the feasibility and techniques of deep sea drilling.
Hess died from a heart attack in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1969, while chairing a meeting of the Space Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
harry-hammond-hess.zdnet.co.za /zdnet/Harry_Hammond_Hess   (823 words)

  
 Harry Hammond Hess, Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Harry Hess taught for a year (1932-1933) at Rutgers University in New Jersey and spent a year as a research associate at the Geophysical Laboratory of Washington, D. C., before joining the faculty of Princeton University in 1934.
Hess was also involved in many other scientific endeavours, including the Mohole project (1957-1966), an investigation onto the feasibility and techniques of deep sea drilling.
Hess died from a heart attack in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1969, while chairing a meeting of the Space Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /hhhess.htm   (529 words)

  
 Harry Hess: One of the Discoverers of Seafloor Spreading
Harry Hess: One of the Discoverers of Seafloor Spreading
Hess also theorized that because the continental crust was lighter, it didn’t sink back into the deep earth at trenches as did the oceanic crust.
Hess also contributed significantly to his university, where he became head of the Princeton geology department, and was an important member of the national scientific community.
www.amnh.org /education/resources/rfl/web/essaybooks/earth/p_hess.html   (1073 words)

  
 H. H. Hess and My Memoranda
Hess was adversely impressed by the attitude of the scientific community toward me and my work; still subscribing to the accepted uniformitarian doctrine, he had sympathy for my independent stand.
Hess ascribed the reversal of the rocks’ magnetic orientation to a spontaneous process in the minerals, as he had claimed in debate with me at my occasional lectures at the geology department.
Hess, usually shy of publicity, made himself available to the press to state his belief that water in quantity would be found under the lunar surface.
www.varchive.org /ce/hess.htm   (3177 words)

  
 Harry Hammond Hess Summary
Harry Hammond Hess spent much of his career studying what the ocean floor was made of and where it came from.
Hess would remain at Princeton for essentially the rest of his career, serving as chair of the university's geology department from 1950 to 1966.
Hess was also involved in the Mohole project (1957 - 1966), an investigation onto the feasibility and techniques of deep sea drilling.
www.bookrags.com /Harry_Hammond_Hess   (2359 words)

  
 Harry Hammond Hess Biography | World of Scientific Discovery
Harry Hammond Hess's work as a geologist and geophysicist led to a greater understanding of the origin of major features in the world' s oceans as well as the origin of ocean crust itself.
Hess graduated from Yale University in 1927, and for the next two years he worked as an exploration geologist in northern Rhodesia.
Hess compiled and interpreted these sonic profiles and produced relatively detailed bathymetric maps, that is, maps showing the depth and morphology of the ocean bottom.
www.bookrags.com /biography/harry-hammond-hess-wsd   (525 words)

  
 Harry Hess -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Harry Hammond Hess (1906-1969) was an (A native or inhabitant of the United States) American (A specialist in geology) geologist.
This work provided a conceptual base for the development of the (A particular branch of scientific knowledge) science of (The branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust) plate tectonics.
Hess was also involved in the (additional info and facts about Mohole) Mohole project (1957 - 1966), an investigation into the feasibility and techniques of (additional info and facts about deep sea drilling) deep sea drilling.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ha/harry_hess.htm   (98 words)

  
 Hess, Harry Hammond
Hess, Harry Hammond (1906-1969), sixth Blair Professor of Geology, did his undergraduate work at Yale (B.S. 1931), where according to his own -- possibly apocryphal -- account, he failed his first course in mineralogy and was told there was no future for him in that field.
During the thirties Hess participated in submarine gravity studies of the West Indies island arc, and, in order to facilitate operations on Navy submarines, he acquired a commission as lieutenant, junior grade, thus initiating a long association with the United States Naval Reserve, where he ultimately rose to the rank of rear admiral.
In 1960 Hess made his single most important contribution, which is regarded as ``part of the major advance in geologic science of this century.'' In a widely circulated report to the Office of Naval Research, he advanced the theory, now generally accepted, that the earth's crust moved laterally from long, volcanically active oceanic ridges.
etcweb.princeton.edu /CampusWWW/Companion/hess_harry.html   (994 words)

  
 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Harry Hess
Harry Hess became a professor of geology at Princeton in 1932.
In 1960 (and with further elaboration in 1962), he hypothesized that the sea-floor was spreading from vents in the Rift, where hot magma oozed up.
In 1950, Hess was made head of the geology department at Princeton.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bohess.html   (425 words)

  
 Hess Harry Hammond - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Hess, Harry Hammond (1906-1969), noted American geologist, born in New York and educated at Yale and Princeton Universities, who contributed to the...
With this knowledge of seafloor spreading and subduction zones, all that remained was for the ideas to be combined into an integrated system of...
Hess, Rudolf (1894-1987), central figure in the development of the German Nazi movement, and deputy to Adolf Hitler, who in 1941 undertook a solo...
au.encarta.msn.com /Hess_Harry_Hammond.html   (103 words)

  
 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Hess proposes sea-floor spreading
Photo: Harry Hess argues that the continents had once been one, and have drifted apart.
Harry Hess was a geologist and Navy submarine commander during World War II.
Hess proved Wegener's basic idea right and clarifed the mechanism that broke the once-joined continents into the seven with which we are familiar.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/do62se.html   (352 words)

  
 Hess, Harry Hammond
Hess, Harry Hammond (1906-1969), sixth Blair Professor of Geology, did his undergraduate work at Yale (B.S. 1931), where according to his own -- possibly apocryphal -- account, he failed his first course in mineralogy and was told there was no future for him in that field.
During the thirties Hess participated in submarine gravity studies of the West Indies island arc, and, in order to facilitate operations on Navy submarines, he acquired a commission as lieutenant, junior grade, thus initiating a long association with the United States Naval Reserve, where he ultimately rose to the rank of rear admiral.
In 1960 Hess made his single most important contribution, which is regarded as ``part of the major advance in geologic science of this century.'' In a widely circulated report to the Office of Naval Research, he advanced the theory, now generally accepted, that the earth's crust moved laterally from long, volcanically active oceanic ridges.
etcweb1.princeton.edu /CampusWWW/Companion/hess_harry.html   (994 words)

  
 Introduction to Plate Tectonics
Harry Hess proposed that new ocean floor is formed at the rift of mid-ocean ridges.
Hess suggested that the ocean floor moved laterally away from the ridge and plunged into an oceanic trench along the continental margin.
A trench is a steep-walled valley on the sea floor adjacent to a continental margin.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/vwlessons/plate_tectonics/part8.html   (247 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Hess, Harry Hammond Information
Hess was born in New York and studied at Yale and Princeton, where he eventually became professor.
Building on the recognition that certain parts of the ocean floor were anomalously young, and the discovery of the global distribution of midocean ridges and central rift valleys, Hess suggested that convection within the Earth was continually creating new ocean floor, rising at midocean ridges and then flowing horizontally to form new oceanic crust.
Hess envisaged that the process of seafloor spreading would continue as far as the continental margins, where the oceanic crust would slide down beneath the lighter continental crust into a subduction zone, the entire operation thus constituting a kind of terrestrial conveyor belt.
www.allrefer.com /hess-harry-hammond   (288 words)

  
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Harry Hess, a professor of geology at Princeton University, was a major force in the development of emerging plate-tectonics theory in the early 1960’s.
Harry Hess was keenly interested in the geology of the ocean basin.
Hess was able to see his seafloor-spreading hypothesis largely accepted and confirmed as knowledge of the ocean floor increased dramatically during his lifetime.
home.lbcc.cc.ca.us /~ray/geog1rs/OLD/greats.htm   (3719 words)

  
 DLESE description of Harry Hess: One of the Discoverers of Sea Floor Spreading
Harry Hess: One of the Discoverers of Sea Floor Spreading
This article profiles Harry Hess, who is known as one of the truly remarkable Earth scientists of the 20th century.
The groundbreaking hypothesis of Hess, which was vital to the development of plate tectonics theory is covered as well as his work analyzing moon rock samples retrieved by the Apollo 11 crew.
www.dlese.org /library/view_resource.do?description=DLESE-000-000-005-795   (224 words)

  
 Seafloor Spreading, Part 1
The concept that the Mid-Atlantic Ridge represents is referred to as seafloor spreading and was championed by a Princeton University geologist, Harry Hess (1906-1969).
Admiral Hess (he served in the Pacific in World War 2 and reached the rank of Rear Admiral in the Naval Reserve) met resistance with his hypothesis of seafloor spreading.
Hess was undaunted and in the next few years he and other geologists were able to prove nearly all the points in his hypothesis.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/everyday_geology/102057   (438 words)

  
 Truman Library - Cornelius J. Mara Oral History Interviews
HESS: As you know, in years since the war, some historians have said that President Roosevelt thought that the Japanese were going to strike at Pearl Harbor and he did not give the commanders there adequate warning of the invasion, so that the bombing would solidify American opinion against the Japanese.
HESS: Was it shortly after you returned from your trip that General Vaughan took you in to introduce you to Mr.
HESS: We will probably have other questions on General Vaughan as we progress, but now I'd like to ask for your evaluation on the relative merits, on the effectiveness, on what their duties were, of some of the other people who worked in the White House.
www.trumanlibrary.org /oralhist/maracorn.htm   (18375 words)

  
 Cody Enterprise: News about Cody, Wyoming, and Yellowstone Country
Hess and his family were among 16 people trapped for several hours in a mudslide on Sylvan Pass.
Members of the Hess family lost their shoes while crossing the slide and their clothing was splattered in mud from their walk.
Harry Hess said his family was headed for a side trip to Cody when they encountered heavy rain, thunder and lightning and a "hailstorm that covered the road like snow."
www.codyenterprise.com /articles/2004/07/19/news/news1.txt   (819 words)

  
 Harry Hess - Just Another Day :: Not Lame Recordings - power pop and melodic rock record label, music and CDs
With this CD Harry intends to go back to certain sounds and atmospheres leaning more towards melodic rock and pop music, avoiding the heavier guitar approach typical of the last Harem Scarem release and with more in common with traditional pop/rock singer/songwriters.
"Hess delivers what I have been expecting from him: material that can be described as melodic pop rock, in some cases tending towards AOR, like it was to be found on Harem Scrarem`s debut album, which is still my favourite to this day.
Most solo albums see the artist branch out on a different route than the band and Harem Scarem`s Harry Hess is no different.
www.notlame.com /Browse_by_Artist/H/Harry_Hess/Page_14/CDHESS1.html   (383 words)

  
 About Hess Deep
Gail Christeson, Kirk McIntosh, and Yosio Nakamura led a scientific cruise on the R/V Maurice Ewing to Hess Deep, located near 2 degrees north in the eastern Pacific.
The purpose of the seismic survey was to generate a “picture” of the structure of Earth’s crust at Hess Deep from the seismic data, which scientists can compare with the outcrop geology observed by NSF-sponsored submersible dives carried out in 1999 and 2001.
Hess Deep is named after Harry Hess who developed the hypothesis that new seafloor crust is created by the upwelling and spreading of lava along mid-ocean ridges.
www.ig.utexas.edu /hess_deep/about.htm   (114 words)

  
 Kushiro Receives 1999 Harry H. Hess Medal
Ikuo Kushiro was awarded the Harry H. Hess Medal at the AGU Spring Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on June 2, 1999, in Boston, Massachusetts.
I first heard the name of Harry Hess in the petrology lecture given by the late Hisashi Kuno in 1956 while I was an undergraduate student of the University of Tokyo.
I admired Hess for his many pioneering works and original ideas in igneous and mantle petrology and in the dynamics of the crust and upper mantle of the Earth.
www.agu.org /inside/awards/bios/kushiro_ikuo.html   (2199 words)

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