[Coral-List] Bob Ginsburg's passing

Eugene Shinn eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu
Mon Jul 10 12:13:45 EDT 2017

    With great sadness I regret to report that Robert N. Ginsburg, (Most 
of you know as Bob) passed away July 9, 2017. Bob was 91 and had been in 
assisted living for the past few years. Few individuals have influenced 
the course of carbonate geology and coral reef studies more over the 
past 60 years than Robert Nathan Ginsburg. Had he not set the course, 
comparative sedimentology as we now know it might never have flourished. 
More important, though, was Bob’s rare ability to influence those around 
him to think, to ask the “So what?” or “What does it mean?” questions 
that we so often forget to ask. Bob can be likened to a Renaissance man, 
a visiting scholar from the past centuries. His approach to science was 
both philosophical and pragmatic, a natural historian’s attitude that at 
first seems out of step with today’s high-tech computer model-driven 
science. We will all miss him. Gene


No Rocks, No Water, No Ecosystem (EAS)
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E. A. Shinn, Courtesy Professor
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science Room 221A
140 Seventh Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
<eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu>
Tel 727 553-1158
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