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The eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea exploration.

Author: Robert D Ballard
Publisher: St Leonards, NSW. : Allen & Unwin, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the great scientific and archaeological challenges of our time has been to cast light on the 'eternal darkness' of the deep sea. This is the story of how that challenge has been met, told by the man who has done more than any other to make it possible: Robert Ballard." --Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Ballard
ISBN: 1865082880 9781865082882
OCLC Number: 154708583
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 388 pages, illustrations
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroductionPART ONE - DEPTHA simple tethered sphereBathyscaphs race to the bottomThe tragic dawn of the modern deep submersiblePART TWO - DISCOVERYScientists begin exploring of the deepThe Midocean Ridge: womb of the earthHydrothermal vents: exotic oasesBlack Smokers: recipe for a salty oceanPART THREE - DETACHMENTA tethered eyeball races to find the TitanicRecovering our past by remote controlShould humans continue to dive? Two paradigmsA note on sourcesFurther readingIndex

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Robert Ballard discovered the wreck of the "Titanic" and led teams which discovered hydrothermal vents and "black smokers" - cracks in the ocean floor producing super-heated water. In this book he  Read more...

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