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Explorations: My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea

Ballard, Robert D., and McConnell, Malcolm

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ISBN 10: 0786860421 / ISBN 13: 9780786860425
Published by Hyperion Books, New York, 1995
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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407 pages. Color illus. Signed by the author (Ballard). The eminent scientist and adventurer who discovered the Titanic now recounts the story of his amazing career. With 16 pages of stunning photographs and exciting new information, just now declassified, Explorations is an essential contribution to scientific and naturalist writing. In addition to describing his life-long fascination with oceanography and undersea exploration including his time at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, work for the National Geographic magazine, and work and for the French Navy, the author discusses his philosophy of life and the emotional trauma precipitated by the loss of his son. Bookseller Inventory # 42379

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Title: Explorations: My Quest for Adventure and ...

Publisher: Hyperion Books, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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An expert in marine geology and underwater adventurer recounts his greatest discoveries, including the canyons and plateaus of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the wreck of the Bismarck, the lost ships of Guadalcanal, and the remains of the Titanic.

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This fast-paced autobiographical work reveals Ballard's strong self-confidence as he describes his discoveries of the wrecked Titanic (which made him famous), the sunken submarine Thresher, and the German battleship Bismarck; his exploration of the undersea Mid-Atlantic Ridge; and discovery of deep-sea hot springs with previously unknown flora and fauna that form a hydrogen sulfide-based food chain. Currently the director of the Center for Marine Exploration at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Ballard will leave in 1997 to establish the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium, where he will focus on marine education. This lively account of his scientific voyages, the politics and salesmanship needed to maneuver through academe and obtain funding from government sources, and the workings of large-scale international oceanographic projects will interest readers in public and academic libraries.?Judith B. Barnett, Pell Marine Science Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston
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