Fathoming the Ocean
By the middle of the nineteenth century, as scientists explored the frontiers of polar regions and the atmosphere, the ocean remained silent and inaccessible. The history of how this changed--of how the depths became a scientific passion and a cultural obsession, an engineering challenge and a political attraction--is the story that unfolds in Fathoming the Ocean.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - name99 - LibraryThing
Very disappointing. The subject matter, the exploration of the deep ocean, should be fascinating, but the writing is leaden and boring, and only the mid-19th century is covered. Read full review
Fathoming the ocean: the discovery and exploration of the deep seaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
During the 19th century, the ocean became something more than just a body of water to be sailed over and began to be studied for itself. In this study of America's and Britain's growing public and ... Read full review