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Chasing Science at Sea
Author: Ellen Prager

ISBN: 9780226678702
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 17 August 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.8
Description:
To the average office-dweller, marine scientists seem to have the good life: cruising at sea for weeks at a time, swimming in warm coastal waters, living in tropical paradises. But ocean scientists who go to sea will tell you that it is no vacation. Creature comforts are few and the obstacles seemingly insurmountable, yet an abundance of wonder and discovery still awaits those who take to the ocean. "Chasing Science at Sea "immerses readers in the world of those who regularly go to sea--aquanauts living underwater, marine biologists seeking unseen life in the deep ocean, and the tall-ship captains at the helm, among others--and tells the fascinating tale of what life--and science--is like at the mercy of Mother Nature.
With passion and wit, well-known marine scientist Ellen Prager shares her stories as well as those of her colleagues, revealing that in the field ingenuity and a good sense of humor are as essential as water, sunblock, and GPS. Serendipity is invaluable, and while collecting data is the goal, sometimes just getting back to shore means success. But despite the physical hardship and emotional duress that come with the work, optimism and advent...

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