Neptune's Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea

Neptune's Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea

by Antony Adler

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Overview

We have long been fascinated with the oceans and sought “to pierce the profundity” of their depths. But the history of marine science also tells us a lot about ourselves. Antony Adler explores the ways in which scientists, politicians, and the public have invoked ocean environments in imagining the fate of humanity and of the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674241909
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Antony Adler is Research Associate in the History Department at Carleton College. His work centers on the history of marine science and technology and ocean exploration. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington and has been a postdoctoral instructor at the University of Washington and a postdoctoral fellow with the Program on Science, Technology & Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Table of Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication Contents Introduction������������������� 1. Discovering Wonder in the Deep 2. Marine Science for the Nation or for the World? 3. Scientific Internationalism in a Pacific World 4. Cold War Science on the Seafloor 5. Ocean Science and Governance in the Anthropocene Conclusion����������������� Notes������������ Acknowledgments���������������������� Index������������

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