Endless Novelties of Extraordinary Interest: The Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger and the Birth of Modern Oceanography

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Product Details

Price
$20.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300232059

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About the Author

Doug Macdougall is emeritus professor of earth sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of several books, including Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything and Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future.

Reviews

"Macdougall . . . recounts the story of this famous expedition, which among many other things effectively established the modern science of oceanography, in a very interesting and widely accessible, single volume work."--Johannes E. Riutta, The Well-read Naturalist
"The nineteenth-century Challenger expedition was a voyage with a single purpose--scientific discovery. Macdougall looks forward rather than back and connects the Challenger findings with modern oceanographic and even lunar explorations. The result is truly a delight to read."--Brian Skinner, Yale University
"An epic Victorian-age expedition made relevant to the world today by Macdougall's masterful prose. The excitement of discovery is infectiously brought to life in this delightful read. A landmark book about a landmark voyage."--Nick Fraser, National Museums Scotland