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Chasing science at sea : racing hurricanes, stalking sharks, and living undersea with ocean experts

Author: Ellen J Prager
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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To the average office-dweller, marine scientists seem to have the good life: cruising at sea for weeks at a time, swimming in warm coastal waters, living in tropical paradises. But ocean scientists who go to sea will tell you that it is no vacation. Creature comforts are few and the obstacles seemingly insurmountable, yet an abundance of wonder and discovery still awaits those who take to the ocean. Chasing Science  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen J Prager
ISBN: 0226678709 9780226678702
OCLC Number: 183162453
Description: xv, 162 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Tales of wonder --
The unexpected --
Forces of nature --
Overcoming obstacles --
Living and working undersea --
Going deeper --
The changing sea.
Responsibility: Ellen Prager.
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Immerses readers in the world of those who regularly go to sea - aquanauts living underwater, marine biologists seeking unseen life in the deep ocean, and tall-ship captains at the helm, among others  Read more...

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"As an unorthodox handbook for would-be ocean scientists, this title is invaluable." - Booklist "Prager... uses breezy, accessible prose to evoke the beauty and magic of the underwater world." - Wall Read more...

 
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