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Explorations: My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea

Ballard, Robert D., with Malcolm McConnell

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ISBN 10: 0786860421 / ISBN 13: 9780786860425
Published by Hyperion, New York, 1995
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Inscribed and signed by the Titanic-discovering author on the half-title page: "To John / Robert D. Ballard." Quarterbound in blue paper-covered boards with a blue cloth, red-foil-lettered spine. The book is unmarked; spine slant; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95); Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004201

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

Publisher: Hyperion, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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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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