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

Author: Ellen J Prager
Publisher: Chicago [Ill.] : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Describes the work of oceanographers and presents stories from the author's experiences on the water, along with her colleagues and other researchers. Presents firsthand accounts of the challenges and achievements of marine scientists such as dealing with storms, avoiding dangerous marine life, and discovering the beauty of the sea.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen J Prager
ISBN: 9780226678740 0226678741
OCLC Number: 460058169
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xv, 162 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: An introduction --
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." - Read more...

 
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