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Descent The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss

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ISBN-10: 1400075017

ISBN-13: 9781400075010

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bradford Matsen

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In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. At a time when no one had traveled deeper than a few hundred feet, they took the world to a half mile down. At the height of the Depression, Beebe and Barton plumbed the depths of the ocean in nothing but a steel sphere, setting two records at once: it was also the first time a dramatic journey of discovery was broadcast live in America and Europe. Beebe was an internationally acclaimed naturalist when he became obsessed with oceanography. He had an oceanographic research station on Nonsuch Island off Bermuda and a tug that could launch the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English