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Fathoming the Ocean The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea

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ISBN-10: 0674027566

ISBN-13: 9780674027565

Edition: 2006

Authors: Helen M. Rozwadowski, Sylvia Earle

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By the middle of the nineteenth century, as scientists explored the frontiers of polar regions and the atmosphere, the ocean remained silent and inaccessible. The history of how this changed--of how the depths became a scientific passion and a cultural obsession, an engineering challenge and a political attraction--is the story that unfolds in Fathoming the Ocean. In a history at once scientific and cultural, Helen Rozwadowski shows us how the Western imagination awoke to the ocean's possibilities--in maritime novels, in the popular hobby of marine biology, in the youthful sport of yachting, and in the laying of a trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. The ocean emerged as important new…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.54" wide x 8.98" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Helen M. Rozwadowski is Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator of Maritime Studies, University of Connecticut at Avery Point.

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