Glenn Shaw, Professor Emeritus of Physics and a fixture at the Geophysical Institute since 1971, has just written a memoir, Fingerprints on the Moon: My Life in Physics. It is available from the man himself, at Gulliver's Books, or through Amazon.
Glenn will be signing copies of Fingerprints on the Moon: My Life in Physics at Gulliver's Books in Fairbanks on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 2-4 p.m.
When Glenn Shaw was a small boy, his father brought home a model-T induction coil that exploded in jagged violet-colored inch-long electric sparks. This display ignited a multi-dimensional career in science that took Shaw all over the world from his home base in Alaska. Join this irreverent scientist on a journey from the jungles of Africa to the light side of the moon, where an instrument he helped build still stands. Shaw's driven-by-interest wanderings led him to discoveries from the deepest ocean (tiny creatures whose belches help cool the planet) to the top of the world, where Arctic Haze was a dirty mystery over one of the cleanest reaches of the planet. Shaw lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with his wife Gladys, a cat Oliver and an Australian Shepard Pierre.