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"I'd like to see an arrested growth of development. You can't stop it, but it's important we do something about the developers having the upper hand." -- John Murray
Sir John Murray KCB (3 March 1841 — 16 March 1914) was a pioneering Scots-Canadian oceanographer and marine biologist.

Murray was born at Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, to Scottish parents who had emigrated seven years earlier. He returned to Scotland to study, firstly at Stirling High School, and then at the University of Edinburgh, but soon left to join a whaling expedition to Spitsbergen as ships' surgeon in 1868.

He returned to Edinburgh to complete his studies in geology under Sir Archibald Geikie and natural philosophy under Peter Guthrie Tait. Tait introduced Murray to Charles Wyville Thomson who had been appointed to lead the Challenger Expedition. In 1872, Murray joined Wyville Thomson as his assistant on this four-year expedition to explore the deep oceans of the globe. After Wyville Thompson succumbed to the stress of publishing the reports of the Challenger Expedition, Murray took over, and edited and published over 50 volumes of reports, which were completed in 1896. Murray was killed when his car overturned near his home on 16 March 1914 at Kirkliston, Edinburgh; he is buried at the nearby Dean Kirkyard.

In 1884 Overview of Dunstaffnage ik Marine Laboratory, Murray set up the Marine Laboratory at Granton, Edinburgh, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. In 1894, this laboratory was moved to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, on the Firth of Clyde, and became the University Marine Biological Station, Millport, the forerunner of today's Scottish Association for Marine Science at Dunstaffnage, near Oban, Argyll and Bute.

In 1909, Murray wrote to the Norwegian government that if they would lend the Michael Sars vessel to him for a four-month research cruise, under Johan Hjort's scientific command, then Murray would pay all expenses. After a winter of preparation, this resulted in the by that time most ambitious oceanographic research cruise ever. The 1912 Murray and Hjort book The Depths of the Ocean quickly became a classic for marine naturalists and oceanographers.

He was the first to note the existence of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and of oceanic trenches. He also noted the presence of deposits derived from the Saharan desert in deep ocean sediments and published a vast number of papers on his findings. His last major contribution to science was coordinating a bathymetric survey of 562 of Scotland's freshwater lochs in 1897, involving over 60,000 individual depth soundings, which were published in 6 volumes in 1910. He was president of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society from 1898 to 1904. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1896, having been awarded their Royal Medal the previous year.

He was invested as a KCB in 1898.

He was awarded the Clarke Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1900. His name is remembered in the John Murray Laboratories at the University of Edinburgh, the John Murray Society at the University of Newcastle, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency research vessel, the S.V. Sir John Murray. In addition, the Cirrothauma murrayi octopus, which lives on depths from 1500 m to 4500 m and lacks object recognition abilities, is named after Murray, as are the Murrayonida sea sponges.

In 1911, he founded the Alexander Agassiz Medal, awarded by the National Academy of Sciences, in memory of his friend Alexander Agassiz (1835-1910).

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Total Books: 582
God Verses The Bad Boy
2016 - God Verses the Bad Boy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781533337160
ISBN-10: 1533337160
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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A Handbook for Travellers in Egypt Including Descriptions of the Course of the Nile Through Egypt and Nubia Alexandria Cairo the Pyramids and  the Oases the Fyoom C
Saints of Our Time From Edith Stein to Oscar Romero
Code Name Papa My Extraordinary Life while Hiding in Plain Sight
A Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon Including the Provinces of Bengal Bombay
2015 - A Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon Including the Provinces of Bengal Bombay [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781330331040
ISBN-10: 1330331044
Genres: History, Travel
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Redemption Accomplished and Applied
2015 - Redemption Accomplished and Applied (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780802873095
ISBN-10: 080287309X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Flash Building the Interactive Web
2014 - Flash Building the Interactive Web [Platform Studies] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780262028028
ISBN-10: 0262028026
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Reading the Gaelic Landscape Leughadh Aghaidh na Tire
2014 - Reading the Gaelic Landscape Leughadh Aghaidh Na Tire (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849951005
ISBN-10: 1849951004
Genres: History, Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel
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Handbook for Travellers in Russia Poland and Finland - Primary Source Edition
2014 - Handbook for Travellers in Russia Poland and Finland - Primary Source Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781295854561
ISBN-10: 1295854562
Genres: History, Travel
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Handbook for Travellers in Algeria and Tunis Algiers Oran Tlemcen Bougie Constantine Tebessa Biskra Tunis Carthage Etc - Primary Source EDI
A   Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon Including the Provinces of Bengal Bombay and Madras the Punjab North-West Provinces Rajpu
Handbook for travellers in Algeria and Tunis Algiers Oran Tlemen Bougie Constantine Tebessa Biskra Tunis Carthage
Handbook for Travellers in Russia Poland and Finland Including the Crimea Caucasus Siberia and Central Asia - Primary Source Edition
A Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine  - Primary Source Edition
2013 - A Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine - Primary Source Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781289902513
ISBN-10: 1289902518
Genres: Reference, Travel
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A Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon  - Primary Source Edition
2013 - A Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon - Primary Source Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781289631109
ISBN-10: 1289631107
Genres: History, Travel
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Handbook for travellers in central Italy including Florence Lucca Tuscany Elba etc Umbria the Marches and part of the late patrimony of St Peter
Handbook for travellers in Russia Poland and Finland including the Crimea Caucasus Siberia and Central Asia
A handbook for travellers in central Italy including Lucca Tuscany Florence the Marches Umbria part of the patrimony of St Peter and the island of Sardinia
2010 - Modern London or London As It Is [By P. Cunningham - 10 Eds. Title Varies] (Paperback)
2010 - A Hand-book for Travellers on the Continent [1St - 2 Issues of the 16Th and 17Th Eds. the 18Th Ed. Is in 2 Pt. Pt.1 Only of the 19Th Ed.] (Paperback)
2010 - A Hand-book for Travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont -5th 7th-10th 12th 14th-16th 18th 19th Ed [By J. Murray. 1St - 2 Issues ... Ed. the 16Th and 18Th Eds. Are in 2 Pt.] (Paperback)
2010 - A Hand-book for Travellers on the Continent Part 1 [1St - 2 Issues of the 16Th and 17Th Eds. the 18Th Ed. Is in 2 Pt. Pt.1 Only of the 19Th Ed.] (Paperback)
2009 - A Brief History of Waterbury [CT - Brief Histories] (Paperback)
2002 - The Round-up [A Romance of Arizona] (Paperback)
2001 - Intermediate Russian Grammar and Workbook [Routledge Grammars] (Other)Paperback
1999 - Basic Russian a Grammar and Workbook [Routledge Grammars] (Other)Paperback
1999 - Basic Russian Grammar and Workbook [Routledge Grammars] (Paperback)
1998 - Inside Microsoft Windows Ce [Microsoft Programming Series] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - The Epistle to the Romans [New Testament Commentary] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Aspen Poems [Akros Pamphlet Poets] (Paperback)
1996 - Lonely Planet Ireland [Travel Survival Kit] (Paperback)Paperback
1987 - The Covenant of Grace a Biblico-theological Study [Biblical Theological Studies] (Paperback)
1983 - Collected Writings of John Murray Studies in Theology [Collected Writings of John Murray] (Other)
1980 - Epistle to the Romans the English Text with Introduction Exposition and Notes [The New International Commentary on the New Testament] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1976 - Collected Writings of John Murray Claims of Truth [His Collected Writings of John Murray; V. 1] (Hardcover)
1965 - The Problem of God Yesterday and Today [St. Thomas More Lectures] (Paperback)Hardcover
Lonely Planet Cape Town a Lonely Planet City Guide [Lonely Planet Language Survival Kit] (Paperback)
Chiaroscuro [Diehard poetry] (Hardcover)