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Sea Legs : Tales of a Woman Oceanographer - Kathleen Crane

Sea Legs

Tales of a Woman Oceanographer

Paperback Published: 11th August 2004
ISBN: 9780813342856
Number Of Pages: 328

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"Sea Legs"is the story of Kathleen Crane, one of the first women oceanographers out of the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. By turns personal and objective, Crane tells how her quest for freedom led her to the sea and her research of deep-sea underwater volcanoes. As research doors in the United States closed during the 1980s, Crane charted her scientific future with the Europeans and with scientists from the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. In the process she became an unwitting diplomat.From the Galapagos dives in the "Alvin" and the early searches for "Titanic," to many of the first scientific expeditions of the Arctic, Crane offers an exclusive and compelling first-hand account as a pioneer for women in oceanography. An explorer, environmentalist, and filmmaker, Crane's story encompasses the world's oceans, politics, international relations, scientific espionage, ships, and a passion for the natural world. At its heart, however, this is a story about humanity and the forces that drive people to persevere, despite the odds, and do the things they love. This paperback edition includes a Reader's Guide, featuring questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading.

ISBN: 9780813342856
ISBN-10: 0813342856
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 11th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1