Explorations : My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea

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In an illustrated autobiography, the renowned marine geologist and adventurer who discovered the remains of the Titanic recounts his achievements, from plumbing undersea canyons to rescuing the lost ships of Guadalcanal. Reprint.

The eminent scientist and adventurer who discovered the Titanic now recounts the story of his amazing career. With 16 pages of stunning photos and exciting new information, just now declassified, Explorations is an essential contribution to ...

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Overview

In an illustrated autobiography, the renowned marine geologist and adventurer who discovered the remains of the Titanic recounts his achievements, from plumbing undersea canyons to rescuing the lost ships of Guadalcanal. Reprint.

The eminent scientist and adventurer who discovered the Titanic now recounts the story of his amazing career. With 16 pages of stunning photos and exciting new information, just now declassified, Explorations is an essential contribution to scientific and naturalist writing.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Best known for discovering the remains of the Titanic, marine geologist Ballard recounts his various deep-ocean adventures. (June)
Library Journal
This fast-paced autobiographical work reveals Ballard's strong self-confidence as he describes his discoveries of the wrecked Titanic (which made him famous), the sunken submarine Thresher, and the German battleship Bismarck; his exploration of the undersea Mid-Atlantic Ridge; and discovery of deep-sea hot springs with previously unknown flora and fauna that form a hydrogen sulfide-based food chain. Currently the director of the Center for Marine Exploration at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Ballard will leave in 1997 to establish the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium, where he will focus on marine education. This lively account of his scientific voyages, the politics and salesmanship needed to maneuver through academe and obtain funding from government sources, and the workings of large-scale international oceanographic projects will interest readers in public and academic libraries.-Judith B. Barnett, Pell Marine Science Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786881819
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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