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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.
In a history at once scientific and cultural, Helen Rozwadowski shows us how the Western imagination awoke to the ocean's possibilities?in maritime novels, in the popular hobby of marine biology, in the youthful sport of yachting, and in the laying of a trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. The ocean emerged as important new territory, and scientific interests intersected with those of merchant-industrialists and politicians. Rozwadowski documents the popular crazes that coincided with these interests?from children's sailor suits to the home aquarium and the surge in ocean travel. She describes how, beginning in the 1860s, oceanography moved from yachts onto the decks of oceangoing vessels, and landlubber naturalists found themselves navigating the routines of a working ship's physical and social structures.
Fathoming the Ocean offers a rare and engaging look into our fascination with the deep sea and into the origins of oceanography?origins still visible in a science that focuses the efforts of physicists, chemists, geologists, biologists, and engineers on the common enterprise of understanding a vast, three-dimensional, alien space.
Über den Autor: Helen M. Rozwadowski is Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator of Maritime Studies, University of Connecticut at Avery Point.
Titel: Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and ...
Verlag: Belknap Press
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Buchbeschreibung Belknap Press, 2005. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP29689098
Buchbeschreibung Belknap Press, 2005. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8661915
Buchbeschreibung Belknap Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0674016912I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Belknap Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0674016912I5N10
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Buchbeschreibung Belknap Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. This copy appears to be in nearly new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0674016912I2N00
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR006411444
Buchbeschreibung Belknap Press, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0674016912
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806740169103.0