Challenger at Sea: A Ship That Revolutionized Earth Science

Challenger at Sea: A Ship That Revolutionized Earth Science

by Kenneth Jinghwa Hsü


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ISBN-13: 9780691609331
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #126
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Plates

Preface to the American Edition

Preface to the Chinese Edition

Preface to the German Edition


Pt. 1 The Eve of a Revolution, 1963-1968

Ch. 1 Moho and Mohole 3

Ch. 2 Ice Age and LOCO 21

Ch. 3 The Challenger Goes to Sea: The Inauguration of Glomar Challenger 35

Ch. 4 The Earth Science Revolution 46

Pt. 2 The Breakthrough, 1968-1973

Ch. 5 A Game of Numbers 75

Ch. 6 Atlantic and Tethys 95

Ch. 7 Arc and Trench in the Mediterranean 108

Ch. 8 Swallowing Up of the Ocean Floor 130

Ch. 9 Marginal Seas 146

Ch. 10 Hope and Frustration in Nauru 162

Ch. 11 Hawaiian Hot-Spot 184

Ch. 12 India's Long March 198

Pt. 3 Exploring New Territories, 1973-1975

Ch. 13 Antarctic Adventures 219

Ch. 14 Mid-Cretaceous Anoxia 238

Ch. 15 When the Mediterranean Dried Up 255

Ch. 16 The Black Sea Was Not Always Black 274

Pt. 4 Seeding a New Revolution While Mopping Up, 1975-1983

Ch. 17 Getting Stuck in Ocean Crust 299

Ch. 18 Eating Peanuts on Ocean Margins 317

Ch. 19 What Makes the Ocean Run 338

Ch. 20 The Great Dying 355

Epilogue 384

Appendix A: Deep-Sea Drilling Legs 393

Appendix B: Bibliographical Notes 403

Index 409

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Dr. Hsu has written an exceptional account not only on his experiences on the Challenger but has compiled an outstanding introduction to understanding global tectonics and crustal evolution of the earth. Beneficial reading for undergrads, grads, and practicing earth scientists interested in tectonics, deep drilling for scientific purposes, and exploration and genesis of resources associated with plate tectonics.