Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Ocean Crust (Hardback)Jeffrey A. Karson (author), Deborah S. Kelley (author), Daniel J. Fornari (author), Michael R. Perfit (author), Timothy M. Shank (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 430
Weight: 1500 g
Dimensions: 283 x 228 x 23 mm
'Discovering the Deep will open your eyes to the largest and most unexplored region on Earth - the global mid-ocean ridge. My own introduction to the mid-ocean ridge began with the famous Expedition to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in 1974, and this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive account shows how far we have come over the last forty years in our understanding of this fundamental tectonic feature of the Earth and the technology required to investigate it. Not since Bruce Heezen and Charlie Hollister's classic book, The Face of the Deep, first published in 1971, have we seen such a comprehensive photographic atlas of what lies in the hidden depths of the sea.' Robert D. Ballard, President of the Ocean Exploration Trust
'Discovering the Deep is an exquisite synthesis of the complexity of natural processes, the beauty of oft unseen environments, and the critical scientific discoveries of our recent past. To read this volume is to become an enlightened traveller into the fascinating realm of the seafloor and ocean crust. No student of the natural world should be without this magnificent atlas of our planet's richly structured deep ocean environment.' Kathryn D. Sullivan, former NASA astronaut, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator
'It is ... thrilling to read and/or page through this impressive book by five of the world's experts in marine science. Indeed, authors Karson, Kelley, Fornari, Perfit, and Shank combine their vast collective knowledge of the processes that are responsible for the origin and evolution of the ocean floor and crust to produce a book that this reviewer believes sets a new standard of excellence in both content and clarity in unraveling the mysteries of the mid-ocean ridge - the largest and most prominent geological feature on Earth.' William E. Seyfried, Jr, Oceanography
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