Expedition Deep Ocean: The First Descent to the Bottom of All Five of the World's Oceans

Expedition Deep Ocean: The First Descent to the Bottom of All Five of the World's Oceans

by Josh Young
Expedition Deep Ocean: The First Descent to the Bottom of All Five of the World's Oceans

Expedition Deep Ocean: The First Descent to the Bottom of All Five of the World's Oceans

by Josh Young



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The riveting story of the exploration of the final frontier of our planet—the deep ocean—and history-making mission to reach the bottom of all five seas.

Humankind has explored every continent on earth, climbed its tallest mountains, and gone into space. But the largest areas of our planet remain largely a mystery: the deep oceans. At over 36,000 feet deep, there areas closest to earth’s core have remained nearly impossible to reach—until now.

Technological innovations, engineering breakthroughs and the derring-do of a team of explorers, led by explorer Victor Vescovo, brought together an audacious global quest to dive to the deepest points of all five oceans for the first time in history.

The expedition pushed technology to the limits, mapped hidden landscapes, discover previously unknown life forms and began to piece together how life in the deep oceans effects our planet—but it was far from easy.

Expedition Deep Ocean is the inside story of this exploration of one of the most unforgiving and mysterious places on our planet, including the site of the Titanic wreck and the little-understood Hadal Zone.

Vescovo and his team would design the most advanced deep-diving submersible ever built, where the pressure on the sub is 8 tons per square inch—the equivalent of having 292 fueled and fully loaded 747s stacked on top of it. And then there were hurricane-laden ocean waters and the byzantine web of global oceanography politics.

Expedition Deep Ocean reveals the marvelous and other-worldly life found in all five deep ocean trenches, including several new species that have posed as of yet unanswered questions about survival and migration from ocean to ocean. Then there are the newly discovered sea mounts that cause tsunamis when they are broken by shifting subduction plates and jammed back into the earth crust, something that can now be studied to predict future disasters. 

Filled with high drama, adventure and the thrill of discovery, Expedition Deep Ocean celebrates courage and ingenuity and reveals the majesty and meaning of the deep ocean.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643136776
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Format: eBook
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 744,997
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Josh Young is author or co-writer of more than twenty books, including five New York Times bestsellers. His books include Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me with Howie Mandel, Erasing Death with Dr. Sam Parnia, Epic Survival with Matt Graham, You’re Only as Good as Your Next One with Mike Medavoy, and Bob Newhart’s I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Space to Sea xi

1 The Exploration Gene 1

2 The Search for a Sub 14

3 The Sub Builders 25

4 Limiting Factors 38

5 Classing Up the Ship 52

6 Team Leaders 66

7 Sweating Out the Summer 79

8 Sea Trials 94

9 Circling the Titanic 112

10 Weathering Storms Big and Small 125

11 Off the Deep End 139

12 Media Matters 156

13 Here Be Dragons 169

14 The Java Script 190

15 Dark, Deep, and Dangerous 210

16 Breaking News 232

17 Back to the Titanic 246

18 Rolling through the Deeps 260

Epilogue: Breaking the Waves 277

Postscript 301

Acknowledgments 307

Additional Resources 310

Index 311

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