A Pleistocene Person

Some thoughts on stuff.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Professor Sir Nicholas Shackleton 1937-2006

One of the great scientists of our field has passed away. His contribution to Quaternary Science and our understanding of the way the earth system works is incalcuable.

A tribute website at Cambridge:


His obituary in The Times:


A true great of Geology; his name will take its place alongside Lyell, Hutton and the rest.