Fathoming The Ocean

Fathoming The Ocean

by Helen M. Rozwadowski
     
 

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 theSee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674027565
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
1,127,952
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

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

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sylvia Earle

1. Fathoming the Fathomless

2. The Undiscovered Country

3. Soundings

4. A Sea Breeze

5. Dredging the Moon

6. Small World

7. Epilogue

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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