Ocean Frontiers: Explorations by Oceanographers on Five Continents

Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Editor, Federico Mayor, Photographer ABRAMS $49.5 (288p) ISBN 978-0-8109-3665-2
Oceanography, as we are reminded here, is a complex, interdisciplinary science that is involved in projects that range from mapping the ocean floor to aquaculture, from pollution studies to shipping safety, from underwater acoustics to fish migration. Borgese ( The Drama of the Oceans ) offers profiles of 12 major oceanographic institutions contributed by writers associated with Scripps and Woods Hole in the U.S., Bedford in Canada and national research centers in Japan, China, Russia, Germany, India, Mexico, Peru, Kenya and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. For each institution there is a brief history followed by a description of its primary interests and its accomplishments. Some are teaching as well as research facilities; all are dedicated to maintaining ocean health and to pushing back the last frontier on the planet. Text and photographs combine to give the reader a fresh understanding of marine science as well as mysteries yet to be solved. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1992
Release date: 01/01/1992
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