In Bootstrap Geologist, Gene Shinn takes readers around the globe as well as below the ocean. He gives them a front-row seat to adventures in the field, along with the chance to reflect on issues such as the use and abuse of scientific research and the emergence of government-funded research. By sharing his memories, Shinn hopes to demonstrate how far passion and curiosity can take us while showing readers how the scientific process really works.
Eugene A. "Gene" Shinn is Courtesy Professor at the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, USA, and adjunct professor at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. He has received numerous honors and awards for his research and discoveries.