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Endless novelties of extraordinary interest : the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger and the birth of modern oceanography

Author: J D Macdougall
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gripping tale of exploration aboard H.M.S. Challenger, an expedition that laid the foundations for modern oceanography From late 1872 to 1876, H.M.S. Challenger explored the world's oceans. Conducting deep sea soundings, dredging the ocean floor, recording temperatures, observing weather, and collecting biological samples, the expedition laid the foundations for modern oceanography. Following the ship's  Read more...
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Macdougall, J.D., 1944-
Endless novelties of extraordinary interest.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019931293
(OCoLC)1110440600
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J D Macdougall
ISBN: 9780300249088 030024908X
OCLC Number: 1111801591
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 257 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
PREFACE --
CAST OF CHARACTERS --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
ONE. Cosmic Dust --
TWO. Challenger's Curious Scientists --
THREE. Shakedown --
FOUR. Continuous Chalk, Evolution, and the Primordial Ooze --
FIVE. The Sagacity of Crabs --
SIX. Penguins Galore --
SEVEN. Silica and Ice --
EIGHT. The Natives --
NINE. Corals and Coral Reefs --
TEN. Islands, Birds of Paradise, and Victorian Museums --
ELEVEN. Light and Blackness in the Deep Sea --
TWELVE. Challenger's Enduring Legacy --
Bibliography and Further Reading --
INDEX
Responsibility: Doug Macdougall.
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