Ocean: Revealing the Secrets of the Deep : From a certain point in outer space, above the Pacific Ocean, the Earth appears entirely blue. It is the presence of liquid water in such vast quantities that marks the planet out from its neighbors in the solar system. "Ocean" examines every facet of this remarkable environment, from plate tectonics to the effects of the moon, phytoplankton to blue whales. It traces Man's efforts to probe the deep pin aid of scientific discovery; it also covers his less worthy activities regarding the environment, the ramifications of which remain uncertain. Mankind began to look outward with the dawn of the space era in the 1950s. This book shows that seventy percent of the Earth's surface is a source of wonder whose secrets have yet to be fully revealed.
|Naturaleza y Aire libre||Oceans & Seas|