• Science

Exploration of the Seas

Voyage into the Unknown
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Exploration of the Seas
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309166805
Category: Science
Page: 228
View: 9284
In the summer of 1803, Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on a journey to establish an American presence in a land of unqualified natural resources and riches. Is it fitting that, on the 200th anniversary of that expedition, the United States, together with international partners, should embark on another journey of exploration in a vastly more extensive region of remarkable potential for discovery. Although the oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet’s surface, much of the ocean has been investigated in only a cursory sense, and many areas have not been investigated at all. Exploration of the Seas assesses the feasibility and potential value of implementing a major, coordinated, international program of ocean exploration and discovery. The study committee surveys national and international ocean programs and strategies for cooperation between governments, institutions, and ocean scientists and explorers, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in these activities. Based primarily on existing documents, the committee summarizes priority areas for ocean research and exploration and examines existing plans for advancing ocean exploration and knowledge.

    • Science

Fathoming the Ocean


Author: Helen M ROZWADOWSKI
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674042948
Category: Science
Page: 292
View: 6620
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.

    • Oceania

Exploration of the South Seas in the Eighteenth Century

Rediscovered Accounts
Author: Samuel Wallis,Etienne Marchand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781138689855
Category: Oceania
Page: 650
View: 7356
The publication of key voyaging manuscripts has contributed to the flourishing of enduring and prolific worldwide scholarship across numerous fields. These navigators and their texts were instrumental in spurring on further exploration, annexation and ultimately colonisation of the pacific territories in the space of only a few decades. This series will present new sources and primary texts in English, paving the way for postcolonial critical approaches in which the reporting, writing, rewriting and translating of Empire and the ¿Other¿ takes precedence over the safeguarding of master narratives. Each of the volumes contains an introduction that sets out the context in which these voyages took place and extensive annotations clarify and explain the original texts. The first volume makes available Samuel Wallis¿ logs of the Dolphin¿s voyage 1766-68 in their original form for the first time. Captain Samuel Wallis was the first Englishman to come across the Tuamotus and the Society Isles in the South Pacific, specifically Tahiti. His writings predate the available textual sources by Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, the logs of the Spanish voyages and James Cook ¿ whose text Wallis¿ prefigures. The three logs attest to the very first encounter between Europeans and Tahitians, but until now comparatively little research has been conducted on the more elaborate second volume and none on the first. The Polynesian archipelagos grew into objects of discourse over the years and Wallis' logs may very well be located at the heart of these evocative constructs.

SEA KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES (cl)


Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295802961
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1987

    • History

Sea of Glory

America's Voyage of Discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142004838
Category: History
Page: 452
View: 4741
Traces the 1838 discovery voyage that resulted in the western world's survey of 87,000 ocean miles, 280 Pacific islands, numerous zoological discoveries, and the finding of Antarctica, a journey that was marked by tragic deaths, the losses of two ships, and controversial court martials. Reprint.

    • History

Beyond the Edge of the Sea

Sailing with Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, the Vikings, and Other Explorers of the Ancient World
Author: Mauricio Obregon
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 067978344X
Category: History
Page: 132
View: 7438
Recreates the legendary voyages by ancient mariners and retraces the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, and Viking explorers, and the spread of the Polynesians throughout the Pacific.

    • Science

Exploration of the Seas

Interim Report
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Exploration of the Seas
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309182652
Category: Science
Page: 49
View: 8768
Seventy percent of our blue planet is covered by oceans. Although progress has been made in understanding the role of oceans in climate change, locating energy reserves, revealing new life forms, and describing the flow of carbon through these systems, it may be time to catapult our understanding to new levels by undertaking an interdisciplinary, international, global ocean exploration program. The interim report outlines the committee's vision for a future international global ocean exploration program; this vision will be fully described, together with detailed recommendations for technological needs and capabilities, funding levels, and management structures to ensure a productive and successful ocean exploration program.

    • Nature

Monsters of the Sea


Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781585742585
Category: Nature
Page: 429
View: 3443
"From a group of variously ambitious friends delighted to find a luxurious sublet just across from the World Trade Canter in the year 2000; to a family whose tranquillity is strangely poisoned by its years spent in poor foreign lands; to the too-painful love of a brother for his schizophrenic sister, whose life embitters him to the very idea of family, Deborah Eisenberg widens her range to focus her impeccable eye on a terrifying contemporary world in which "everything that happens is out there waiting for you to come to it"."--BOOK JACKET.

    • History

Exploration of the South Seas in the Eighteenth Century: Rediscovered Accounts, Volume II

Voyage Round the World Performed under the Direction of Captain Etienne Marchand in the Solide of Marseilles 1790-1792
Author: Sandhya Patel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134985347
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 5502
The publication of key voyaging manuscripts has contributed to the flourishing of enduring and prolific worldwide scholarship across numerous fields. These navigators and their texts were instrumental in spurring on further exploration, annexation and ultimately colonisation of the pacific territories in the space of only a few decades. This series will present new sources and primary texts in English, paving the way for postcolonial critical approaches in which the reporting, writing, rewriting and translating of Empire and the ‘Other’ takes precedence over the safeguarding of master narratives. Each of the volumes contains an introduction that sets out the context in which these voyages took place and extensive annotations clarify and explain the original texts. The translated accounts of voyages undertaken by foreign vessels abounded in an era when they encouraged not only competitive geopolitical initiatives but also commercial enterprises throughout Europe, resulting in a voluminous textual corpus. However, French merchant-seaman Etienne Marchand’s journal of his voyage round the world in 1790-1792, encompassing an important visit to the Marquesas Archipelago during his first crossing of the Pacific, remained unpublished until 2005 and has only now been made available in English. The second volume of this series comprises an annotated translation in English of this document.

    • History

Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery, 1415-1800


Author: Ronald S. Love
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313320439
Category: History
Page: 195
View: 5271
European maritime exploration in the Age of Discovery united trade routes and paved the way for the modern global era.

    • Arctic regions

The Story of Exploration and Adventure in the Frozen Seas


Author: Prescott Holmes
Publisher: Philadelphia : H. Altemus
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arctic regions
Page: 256
View: 4399
The history of the exploration of the Arctic regions, from Cabot in the 1490s to Peary and Nansen in the 1890s, by people from Europe and North America.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Race to the Bottom of the Sea


Author: Lindsay Eagar
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763693928
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 423
View: 2901
Can a clever girl inventor uncover a ruthless pirate’s heart of gold? Thrilling sea adventure takes on a hint of steampunk in the second book by the author of the acclaimed Hour of the Bees. When her parents, the great marine scientists Dr. and Dr. Quail, are killed in a tragic accident, eleven-year-old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief — and guilt. It was a submarine of Fidelia’s invention that her parents were in when they died, and it was she who pressed them to stay out longer when the raging Undertow was looming. But Fidelia is forced out of her mourning when she’s kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of treasons stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor. But as Fidelia and the pirates close in on the prize, with the navy hot on their heels, she realizes that Merrick doesn’t expect to live long enough to enjoy his loot. Could something other than black-hearted greed be driving him? Will Fidelia be able to master the perils of the ocean without her parents — and piece together the mystery of Merrick the Monstrous before it’s too late?

    • History

The Unnatural History of the Sea


Author: Callum Roberts
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597261616
Category: History
Page: 456
View: 2989
Humanity can make short work of the oceans’ creatures. In 1741, hungry explorers discovered herds of Steller’s sea cow in the Bering Strait, and in less than thirty years, the amiable beast had been harpooned into extinction. It’s a classic story, but a key fact is often omitted. Bering Island was the last redoubt of a species that had been decimated by hunting and habitat loss years before the explorers set sail. As Callum M. Roberts reveals in The Unnatural History of the Sea, the oceans’ bounty didn’t disappear overnight. While today’s fishing industry is ruthlessly efficient, intense exploitation began not in the modern era, or even with the dawn of industrialization, but in the eleventh century in medieval Europe. Roberts explores this long and colorful history of commercial fishing, taking readers around the world and through the centuries to witness the transformation of the seas. Drawing on firsthand accounts of early explorers, pirates, merchants, fishers, and travelers, the book recreates the oceans of the past: waters teeming with whales, sea lions, sea otters, turtles, and giant fish. The abundance of marine life described by fifteenth century seafarers is almost unimaginable today, but Roberts both brings it alive and artfully traces its depletion. Collapsing fisheries, he shows, are simply the latest chapter in a long history of unfettered commercialization of the seas. The story does not end with an empty ocean. Instead, Roberts describes how we might restore the splendor and prosperity of the seas through smarter management of our resources and some simple restraint. From the coasts of Florida to New Zealand, marine reserves have fostered spectacular recovery of plants and animals to levels not seen in a century. They prove that history need not repeat itself: we can leave the oceans richer than we found them.

    • Science

Octopus's Garden

Hydrothermal Vents And Other Mysteries Of The Deep Sea
Author: Cindy Van Dover
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 183
View: 7560
An introduction to deep-sea life explains how hydrothermal vents have given way to a thriving population of unique creatures, profiles several members of the geyser community, and considers the threat of underwater landslides and earthquakes.

    • Adventure stories, American

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Adventure stories, American
Page: 386
View: 7238
An adaptation of the nineteenth-century science fiction tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and the undersea world, which anticipated many of the scientific achievements of the twentieth century.

    • Nature

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea


Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550024982
Category: Nature
Page: 260
View: 8781
Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters?

    • History

Adventures in Ocean Exploration

From the Discovery of the Titanic to the Search for Noah's Flood
Author: Robert D. Ballard,Malcolm McConnell
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 9556
The acclaimed oceanographer interweaves his own experiences of undersea exploration with a vivid account of thousands of years of seafaring and discovery as he describes his expeditions in search of the Titanic and the battleship Bismarck and his discoveries of new lifeforms thousands of feet beneath the ocean's surface.

    • Science

All the Fish in the Sea

Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management
Author: Carmel Finley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226249689
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 6258
Between 1949 and 1955, the State Department pushed for an international fisheries policy grounded in maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The concept is based on a confidence that scientists can predict, theoretically, the largest catch that can be taken from a species’ stock over an indefinite period. And while it was modified in 1996 with passage of the Sustained Fisheries Act, MSY is still at the heart of modern American fisheries management. As fish populations continue to crash, however, it is clear that MSY is itself not sustainable. Indeed, the concept has been widely criticized by scientists for ignoring several key factors in fisheries management and has led to the devastating collapse of many fisheries. Carmel Finley reveals that the fallibility of MSY lies at its very inception—as a tool of government rather than science. The foundational doctrine of the MSY emerged at a time when the US government was using science to promote and transfer Western knowledge and technology, and to ensure that American ships and planes would have free passage through the world’s seas and skies. Finley charts the history of US fisheries science using MSY as her focus, and in particular its application to halibut, tuna, and salmon fisheries. Fish populations the world over are threatened, and All the Fish in the Sea will help sound warnings of the effect of any management policies divested from science itself.

    • Science

Remote Sensing of Sea Ice in the Northern Sea Route

Studies and Applications
Author: Ola M. Johannessen,Vitali Alexandrov,Ivan Ye. Frolov,Stein Sandven,Lasse H. Pettersson,Leonid P. Bobylev,Kjell Kloster,Vladimir G. Smirnov,Yevgeny U. Mironov,Nikolay G. Babich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540488405
Category: Science
Page: 472
View: 2515
Remote Sensing of Sea Ice in the Northern Sea Route: Studies and Applications initially provides a history of the Northern Sea Route as an important strategic transport route for supporting the northern regions of Russia and cargo transportation between Europe and the Northern Pacific Basin. The authors then describe sea ice conditions in the Eurasian Arctic Seas and, using microwave satellite data, provide a detailed analysis of difficult sea ice conditions. Remote sensing techniques and the basic principles of SAR image formation are described, as well as the major satellite radar systems used for ice studies in the Arctic. The authors take a good look at the use of sensing equipment in experiments, including the ICE WATCH project used for monitoring the Northern Sea Route. The possibilities of using SAR remote sensing for ice navigation in the Northern Sea Route is also detailed, analysing techniques of automatic image processing and interpretation. A study is provided of regional drifting ice, fast ice and river ice in the coastal areas of the Arctic Seas. The book concludes with a review of the practical experience using SAR images for supporting navigation and offshore industrial activity, based on a series of experiments conducted with the Murmansk Shipping Company on board nuclear icebreakers.

    • Law

Law of the Sea Zones in the Pacific Ocean


Author: Hanns Jürgen Buchholz
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9971988739
Category: Law
Page: 115
View: 8113
The United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea produced a Convention in 1982 through which maritime regionalization is to be peacefully organized. However, jurisdictional application of the Law of the Sea has not been easy. In this book the basic problems of regionalization are concisely described in relation to each area regime and the regulations of the new Law of the Sea. The development of maritime law in the Pacific region is summarized and the economic significance of these sea-areas is also clearly stated.