Anthony J. Erlank (1937–1992)
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 74, Issue 12, page 134, 23 March 1993
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1993), Anthony J. Erlank (1937–1992), Eos Trans. AGU, 74(12), 134–134, doi:10.1029/93EO00258.(
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A sad loss to science and many VGP friends throughout the world came on October 24, 1992, when Anthony J . Erlank passed away in the shadows of Table Mountain after a year-long battle with cancer. Table Mountain, a mariner's landmark on the Cape of Good Hope, overlooks the meeting of oceans and the fusion of people, and Tony savored its every quality. He was born in 1937 in the farming community of Ooudtshooren, South Africa, the ostrich capital of the world. Far from burying his head in the sand or flashing his plumes, Tony sought, as proverbial ostriches do, objects of brilliance, the gems of scientific discovery.