Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
There seems to have been little written about C. E. P. Brooks, apart from praise for (and oodles of citations to) his classic book Climate Through the Ages. Brooks was a career civil servant for the Meteorological Office in Britain, staying forty-one years and rising to the rank of Assistant Director in charge of the Climatological Division. In his most important study he used logical and mathematical arguments to support a geographical changes-based model of climate change; among other things, he pointed to the possible effects of both horizontal and vertical circulation of water in the oceans, evolving continental shapes and margins, and geotectonic episodes. An important application of this basic position was to a consideration of the reasons for the onset of the Ice Ages; regarding this, he denied any role to astronomical forces.
--born in 1888.
For Additional Information, See:
--Meteorological Magazine, Vol. 122(1457)
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