Harry Ladd - Diary and field notes, 1934 - Vol. 1

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in the South Pacific? Maybe you already know from firsthand experience. Midwesterner Harry Stephen Ladd has seen the fossilized coral reef in Iowa, sparking his interest in marine life. He sought out William Healey Dall who had done extensive work in the North Pacific as well as others. His intense interest in reef formations drew him to the Fiji archipelago and the South Pacific where his work in paleoecology began to take form. Join us in transcribing this diary of his field observations while in Fiji, written in the form of letters to a colleague named Edward.

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