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Oceans

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ISBN-10: 0071381775

ISBN-13: 9780071381772

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ellen J. Prager, Sylvia A. Earle

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The Oceans explains how the study of oceans is more than just oceanography - it must deal with everything from plate tectonics to air pressure to wildlife biology. It offers an exploration of oceans from their origins to the issues surrounding them.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 9/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.75" wide x 5.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Martha Woodmansee is professor of English and law at Case Western Reserve University and a founding director of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property.

Sylvia Earle can lay claim to the titles marine botanist, environmentalist, businesswoman, writer, and deep-sea explorer. Of them all, the last is perhaps the one that most captures the imagination. She has spent more than 6,000 hours (over seven months) underwater. In 1979, she attached herself to a submarine that took her, at times as fast as 100 feet per minute, to the ocean floor 1,250 feet below. Dressed in a "Jim suit," a futuristic concoction of plastic and metal armor, she made the deepest solo dive ever made without a cable connecting her to a support vessel at the surface. This daring dive is comparable to the NASA voyage to the moon 10 years before. In 1984 Earle became the…