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Ocean Pulse A Critical Diagnosis

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ISBN-10: 0306458004

ISBN-13: 9780306458002

Edition: 1998

Authors: John T. Tanacredi, John Loret, Sylvia A. Earle

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List price: $199.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 5/31/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 202
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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…    

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