Modern Marine Science Exploring the Deep by Lisa Yount
  

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Modern Marine Science Exploring the Deep by Lisa Yount

The deep sea takes up almost 70 percent of Earth's surface and more than 97 percent, by volume, of the part of the planet available to living things. And yet, it was only in the 20th century that humans developed the technology to venture more than a few hundred feet down into this daunting world. In fact, today's deepwater marine science owes much of its existence to the U.S. Navy's ability to detect enemy submarines by sound during World War II. Modern Marine Science profiles 12 men and women who led the way into the oceans' deepest waters through research and new technologies. From Charles Darwin to Henry Stommel to Robert Ballard, this volume explores the lives and accomplishments of these scientific revolutionaries.

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Format

Hardback
224 pages

Author

Lisa Yount
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Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th November 2006

ISBN

9780816057474


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