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Roots, E. F.


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  • Fuller Name

    • Ernest Frederick
  • Variants

    • Roots, E. Fred
    • Roots, Fred (E. Fred)
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    • WikidataFred Roots Offsite linkLabel from public data source Wikidata
  • Sources

    • found: Geology and mineral deposits of Aiken Lake map-area, British Columbia, 1954:t.p. (by E.F. Roots)
    • found: UNESCO MAB, 1991:t.p. (E. Fred Roots)
    • found: CBC News web site, 30 October 2016, online, viewed 3 May 2018(Dr. Fred Roots, renowned Canadian geologist, adventurer, polar explorer and educator, died last week in East Sooke, B.C., at 94 years old; born in Salmon Arm, B.C.; chief geologist of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic expedition of 1949-52 (setting the record for the longest unsupported dogsled journey on that continent), helped establish the Polar Continental Shelf Program, and was a science adviser to the Canadian government for decades; received the Explorers Club Medal)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed 3 May 2018:Fred Roots (Ernest Frederick "Fred" Roots, OC, FRSC; geologist, polar explorer, educator and public servant; born 5 July 1923, Salmon Arm, British Columbia; earned a bachelor's degree in geological engineering and a master's degree in geology from the University of British Columbia and a Ph. D. from Princeton University in 1950; appointed Chief Geologist for the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition in 1949; worked for the Geological Survey of Canada from 1953 to 1958, as founding head of the Government of Canada's Polar Continental Shelf Program from 1958 to 1971, and as science advisor to the Minister of the Environment and with Environment Canada from 1971 to 1989; Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America (1955) and the Royal Society of Canada (1990), and recipient of the Ness Award of the Royal Geographical Society (1955), the Polar Medal awarded by Queen Elizabeth II (1956), the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1965), the Massey Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (1979), the Explorers Club Medal of The Explorers Club (2016), and made an Officer of the Order of Canada (1987); died 18 October 2016, East Sooke, British Columbia)
    • found: Canada. Governor General. Honours Recipients database, 3 May 2018(Ernest Roots, O.C., Ph.D., D.Sc.; Sooke, British Columbia; Officer of the Order of Canada, awarded on June 29, 1987, invested on October 28, 1987; Originally from British Columbia, this Quebec resident is presently Science Advisor to the Department of the Environment. He is not only one of Canada's premier geologists, but also a surveyor, geophysicist, oceanographer and mountaineer, whose intimate knowledge of the polar regions has earned him major awards from Britain, Norway, the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R., as well as from his native land; deceased)
    • found: Amicus database, 3 May 2018(authorized access point (0009H3060): Roots, E. F.; variant access point: Roots, E. Fred)
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    • 1980-09-02: new
    • 2018-05-08: revised
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