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Explorations : My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea
     

Explorations : My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea

by Robert Duane D. Ballard
 

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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.

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786881819
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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