Fathoming the Ocean

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Harvard University Press, 30 Haz 2009 - 292 sayfa
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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.
 

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Very disappointing. The subject matter, the exploration of the deep ocean, should be fascinating, but the writing is leaden and boring, and only the mid-19th century is covered. Tam incelemeyi okuyun

Fathoming the ocean: the discovery and exploration of the deep sea

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During the 19th century, the ocean became something more than just a body of water to be sailed over and began to be studied for itself. In this study of America's and Britain's growing public and ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

İçindekiler

1 Fathoming the Fathomless
1
2 The Undiscovered Country
37
3 Soundings
67
4 A Sea Breeze
97
5 Dredging the Moon
133
6 Small World
175
7 Epilogue
211
Notes
221
Acknowledgments
263
Index
267
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Helen M. Rozwadowski is Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator of Maritime Studies, University of Connecticut at Avery Point.

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