THE OCEAN ADVENTURE by Gardner Soule

THE OCEAN ADVENTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A treasury of the scientific advances in oceanography during the past twenty years, Ocean Adventure spells out many of the less known wonders of the sea. Many of these chapters have been treated at greater length elsewhere: Jon Lindbergh's experiences in a bathysphere, Captain Custeau's underwater cabana, the world food supply and the oceans, speculations on the Mohole Project, the trips of the Nautilus under the Pole, the Triton's underwater circumnavigation of the globe, and even the mysteries of the deep. That the sea is quite the equal of outer space and moon travel (and of perhaps even more value) is becoming increasingly evident. The recent discoveries of 14 various Coelacanths may lead the way to answering the biochemical questions relating to man's emergence from the sea. Meanwhile, the mineral wealth of the seafloor is both beyond calculation and almost completely untapped. Soule relates the underwater adventures of atomic submarines in a deadpan manner that allows the reader to experience the emotions for himself rather than receive them predigested. An altogether absorbing collection about a boundless subject.

Pub Date: Sept. 2nd, 1966
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce