A high-pressure broadcaster

Here’s a photo from the September 26 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a deep-sea explorer.

William Beebe (1877-1962) was a biologist, ecologist, explorer, and author who was famous for his scientific writing for popular audiences. He was a demanding employer, but he would sometimes reduce stress among his staff by decreeing that everybody should take several days off because his birthday was approaching, regardless of whether it actually was.

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