Understanding the Oceans: A Century of Ocean Exploration, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Understanding the Oceans

A Century of Ocean Exploration, 1st Edition

Edited by Dr Margaret Deacon, Margaret Deacon, Tony Rice, Colin Summerhayes


320 pages

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Hardback: 9781857287059
pub: 2000-12-21
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315889450
pub: 2013-10-16
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Understanding the Oceans brings together an internationally distinguished group of authors to explore the enormous advances in marine science made since the voyage of HMS Challenger a century ago. The book draws inspiration from the seminal contributions stemming from that voyage, and individual chapters show how succeeding generations of scientists have been influenced by its findings. Covering the whole spectrum of the marine sciences, the book has been written and edited very much with the non-specialist reader in mind. Marine scientists, whether students or researchers, will welcome this authoritative comprehensive overview of their subject and its history; other scientists will find the book to be an accessible and informative introduction to marine science and its historical roots.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography