Mapping the Deep: The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science by Robert Kunzig
A vivid, up-to-date tour of the Earth's last frontier, a remote and mysterious realm that nonetheless lies close to the heart of even the most land-locked reader.
Originally published in hardcover as The Restless Sea. "Robert Kunzig is a creator of what oceanographer Harry Hess once referred to as 'geopoetry.' He covers vast tracts of time and space and makes his subjects electrifying."—Richard Ellis, The Times [London] "The Restless Sea immediately surfaces at the top of the list of journalistic treatments of oceanography. . . .The book opened my eyes to numerous wonders."—Richard Strickland, American Scientist "When you head for the coast this summer, leave that trashy beach novel at home. Instead, pack Robert Kunzig's book. Because just beyond your rental cottage lies the restless sea, where three-mile-tall mountain ranges criss-cross the ocean floor, and deep trenches harbor mysterious creatures. . . . The book is easy to read, and will bring you up to date on the startling discoveries oceanographers have made during the past few decades."—Phillip Manning, The News and Observer [Raleigh, North Carolina] ] "Anyone who loves the sea should read this book."—Sebastian Junger
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
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About the Author
Robert Kunzig is European editor of Discover magazine, based in Dijon, France. His writing about the ocean has won the AAAS-Westinghouse Science Journalism Award and the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism.
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I was totally gripped by Robert Kunzig's acount of the way we have changed our view of the deep ocean. What was once seen as an ancient, flat, unchanging, zone of cold blackness is now known to be one of the youngest, most active parts of the planet, full of new mountain ranges, simmering volcanoes and supporting as great a variety of species as the Amazon rain forest. Discoveries and theories about the ocean are vividly outlined by Kunzig and his portraits of the scientists themselves bring them to life. I loved the photographs in the book and the descriptions of a massive world about which I had known nothing. This book is a fascinating read.