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Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss

Authors: Matsen, Brad
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: SCI034000, BIO023000, HIS057000
ISBN: 9780307425492, Related ISBNs: 0307425495, 0375422587, 1400075017, 9780307425492, 9780375422584
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed naturalist, with the power to generate media attention. Barton was an engineer and heir to a considerable fortune, who had long dreamed of making his mark on the world as an adventurer. Together, Beebe and Barton would achieve what no one had done before--direct observation of life in the blackness of the abyss. Here, against the back drop of the depression, is their riveting tale.
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