Sea Legs : Tales of a Woman Oceanographer

By: Crane, Kathleen

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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.

Title: Sea Legs : Tales of a Woman Oceanographer

Author Name: Crane, Kathleen

Categories: Oceanography,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Boulder, CO, U.S.A., Westview Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0-8133-4004-7

ISBN Number 13: 9780813340043

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 016972