• Science

Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography

A Prolonged Weekend Discussion with Walter Munk
Author: Klaus Hasselmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642120879
Category: Science
Page: 137
View: 6962
It all began with Markus Jochum approaching one of us (HvS) – “when you guys are doing interviews with senior scientists from oceanography and related sciences, why are you not doing Walter Munk?” Indeed, why not? Walter Munk, an icon in oceanography, had just given a wonderful talk in a symposium in honor of his 90th birthday, sweeping a grand circle from his earliest work with Chip Cox on airborne measurements of ocean surface roughness to the latest satellite data – not simply a review, but the struggle of an active scientist opening up new perspectives – as inspiring and stimulating as when one of us (KH) rst met him at the Ocean Waves Conference in Easton in 1961 (Fig. I. 1). Walter immediately agreed to share with us his recollections on the nearly seventy years of his path-breaking contributions in a sheer amazing range of topics, from ocean waves, internal waves, ocean currents, tides, tsunamis, sea level, microseisms and the rotation of the earth to ocean acoustic tomography. With “you guys” Markus was referring to HvS and the various partners HvS had 1 invited to join him in conducting a series of interviews of retired colleagues.

    • Law

Science, Technology, and New Challenges to Ocean Law


Author: Harry N. Scheiber,James Kraska,Moon-Sang Kwon
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004299610
Category: Law
Page: 492
View: 6288
Sixteen authoritative yet eminently readable chapters offer analyses of major issues in the interfaces of science, technology, and law for the oceans. This volume fills an important gap both in the existing literature on law of the sea and in the more comprehensive field of ocean resource-use studies.

    • Science

Oceanographic History

The Pacific and Beyond
Author: Keith Rodney Benson,Philip F. Rehbock
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295982397
Category: Science
Page: 556
View: 5499
From a study of knowledge of the sea among indigenous cultures in the South Seas to inquiries into the subject of sea monsters, from studies of Pacific currents to descriptions of ocean-going research vessels, the sixty-three essays presented here reflect the scientific complexity and richness of social relationships that characterize ocean-ographic history. Based on papers presented at the Fifth International Congress on the History of Oceanography held at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (the first ICHO meeting following the cessation of the Cold War), the volume features an unusual breadth of contributions. Oceanography itself involves the full spectrum of physical, biological, and earth sciences in their formal, empirical, and applied manifestations. The contributors to Oceanographic History: The Pacific and Beyond undertake the interdisciplinary task of telling the story of oceanography’s past, drawing on diverse methodologies. Their essays explore the concepts, techniques, and technologies of oceanography, as well as the social, economic, and institutional determinants of oceanographic history. Although focused on the Pacific, the geographic range of subjects is global and includes Micronesia, East Africa, and Antarctica; the bathymetric range comprises inshore fisheries, coral reefs, and the "azoic zone." The seventy-one contributors represent every continent of the globe except Antarctica, bringing together material on the history of oceanography never before published.

    • Science

Down to the Sea for Science

75 Years of Ocean Research, Education, and Exploration at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Author: Vicky Cullen
Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution
ISBN: 9781880224090
Category: Science
Page: 174
View: 9353

    • Science

Biological Oceanography

An Early History, 1870-1960
Author: Eric L. Mills
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442613726
Category: Science
Page: 378
View: 8163
"With a foreword by John Cullen and a new introduction by the author."

    • 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: 9271
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.

    • Literary Collections

The Journals of Captain Cook


Author: Captain James Cook
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141928085
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 688
View: 476
Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was not until this century that the original journals were published in Beaglehole's definitive edition. The JOURNALS tells the story of these voyages as Cook wanted it to be told, radiating the ambition, courage and skill which enabled him to carry out an unrivalled series of expeditions in dangerous waters.

    • Science

Oceanographic History

The Pacific and Beyond
Author: Keith Rodney Benson,Philip F. Rehbock
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295982397
Category: Science
Page: 556
View: 5241
From a study of knowledge of the sea among indigenous cultures in the South Seas to inquiries into the subject of sea monsters, from studies of Pacific currents to descriptions of ocean-going research vessels, the sixty-three essays presented here reflect the scientific complexity and richness of social relationships that characterize ocean-ographic history. Based on papers presented at the Fifth International Congress on the History of Oceanography held at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (the first ICHO meeting following the cessation of the Cold War), the volume features an unusual breadth of contributions. Oceanography itself involves the full spectrum of physical, biological, and earth sciences in their formal, empirical, and applied manifestations. The contributors to Oceanographic History: The Pacific and Beyond undertake the interdisciplinary task of telling the story of oceanography’s past, drawing on diverse methodologies. Their essays explore the concepts, techniques, and technologies of oceanography, as well as the social, economic, and institutional determinants of oceanographic history. Although focused on the Pacific, the geographic range of subjects is global and includes Micronesia, East Africa, and Antarctica; the bathymetric range comprises inshore fisheries, coral reefs, and the "azoic zone." The seventy-one contributors represent every continent of the globe except Antarctica, bringing together material on the history of oceanography never before published.

    • Science

Reader's Guide to the History of Science


Author: Arne Hessenbruch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964299
Category: Science
Page: 934
View: 5906
"A readers' advisory to the best books on the history of science. Written by 200 international scholars, the 600 comparative essays begin with a bibliography of important works, followed by reviews of those sources in the body of the entry. Important concepts and processes, phenomena, and scientists as well as scientific developments in different countries are covered."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

    • History

Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography

A Biography, 1806-1873
Author: John Grady
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618089
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 8759
In becoming "a useful man" on the maritime stage, Matthew Fontaine Maury focused on the ills of a clique-ridden Navy, charted sea lanes and bested Great Britain's admiralty in securing the fastest, safest routes to India and Australia. He helped bind the Old and New worlds with the laying of the transatlantic cable, forcefully advocated Southern rights in a troubled union, and preached Manifest Destiny from the Arctic to Cape Horn. And he revolutionized warfare in perfecting electronically detonated mines. Maury's eagerness to go to the public on the questions of the day riled powerful men in business and politics, and the U.S., Confederate and Royal navies. He more than once ran afoul of Jefferson Davis and Stephen R. Mallory, secretary of the Confederate States Navy. But through the political, social and scientific struggles of his time, Maury had his share of powerful allies, like President John Tyler.

    • History

Her Name, Titanic


Author: Charles R. Pellegrino
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380708922
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 5601
Offers a detailed account of the luxury liner's plunge into the ocean and discusses the people involved in the tragedy and the re-discovery and exploration of the vessel

    • Science

Seventy Years Agrowing

A History of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, 1902-1972
Author: Arthur Edward James Went
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 252
View: 6244

    • Science

Engineering Geology for Underground Works


Author: Paola Gattinoni,Enrico Pizzarotti,Laura Scesi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9400778503
Category: Science
Page: 305
View: 5440
The construction of tunnels involves the resolution of various complex technical problems depending on the geological and geological-environmental context in which the work fits. Only a careful analysis of all the geological and geological-environmental issues and a correct reconstruction of the conceptual model can lead to optimal design solutions from all points of view (including financial) and ensure the safety of workers during the construction and users in the operation phase. It was therefore felt that there was a need to collect in one volume the state of current knowledge about: all the geological and environmental issues related to the construction of underground works the different methodologies used for the reconstruction of the conceptual model the different risk typologies that it is possible to encounter or that can arise from tunnel construction, and the most important risk assessment, management and mitigation methodologies that are used in tunneling studies.

    • 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: 3884
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.

    • Oceanography

History of Oceanography

Newsletter of the Commission of Oceanography, International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Oceanography
Page: N.A
View: 4818

    • Mathematics

Sound Transmission Through a Fluctuating Ocean


Author: Roger Dashen,Stanley M. Flatté,Walter H. Munk,Kenneth M. Watson,Frederik Zachariasen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521142458
Category: Mathematics
Page: 320
View: 8742
This 1979 book attempts to connect the known structure of the ocean volume with experimental results in long-range sound transmission through the theory of wave propagation and the path-integral approach. The book is written at the post-graduate level, but has been carefully organised to give experimenters a grasp of important results without undue mathematics.

    • Fisheries

100 Years of Science Under ICES

Papers from a Symposium Held in Helsinki, 1-4 August 2000
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fisheries
Page: 610
View: 4208

    • Science

Eye of the Shoal

A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything
Author: Helen Scales
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472936833
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 3652
Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is inhabited by a multitude of strange creatures and reigning supreme among them are the fish. There are giants that live for centuries and thumb-sized tiddlers that survive only weeks; they can be pancake-flat or inflatable balloons; they can shout with colours or hide in plain sight, cheat and dance, remember and say sorry; some rarely budge while others travel the globe restlessly. And yet the mesmerising and complex lives of fish remain largely underrated and unseen, living hidden beneath the waterline, out of sight and out of mind. Helen Scales is our guide on an underwater journey, as we fathom the depths and watch these animals going about the glorious business of being fish. As well as the fish, we meet devoted fishwatchers past and present, from voodoo zombie potion hunters and scientists who taught fish how to walk to nonagenarian explorers of the deep sea. Woven throughout are vignettes of Helen's own aquatic explorations, from eerie nighttime dives with glowing fish and up-close encounters with giant manta rays, to floating in the middle of a swirling shoal being watched by thousands of inquisitive eyes. As well as being a rich and entertaining read, this book will inspire readers to think again about these animals and the seas they inhabit, and to go out and appreciate the wonders of fish, whether through the glass walls of an aquarium or, better still, by gazing into the fishes' wild world and swimming through it.

    • Science

The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus

Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World
Author: Susan Schiefelbein,Jacques Cousteau
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917552
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 6706
The beloved explorer Jacques Cousteau witnessed firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea-and watched the toll taken by human activity in the twentieth century. In this magnificent last book, now available for the first time in the United States, Cousteau describes his deeply informed philosophy about protecting our world for future generations. Weaving gripping stories of his adventures throughout, he and coauthor Susan Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and sacking of the world's oceans, the hazards of nuclear proliferation, and the environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith. This prescient, clear-sighted book is a remarkable testament to the life and work of one of our greatest modern adventurers.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Fossil Fish Found Alive

Discovering the Coelacanth
Author: Sally M. Walker
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1575055368
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
View: 7366
Describes the 1938 discovery of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be extinct, and subsequent research about it.