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Brad Matsen

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The deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe revolutionized undersea concepts and exploration--and at the height of the Depression years, when money was tight. Beebe was a famous naturalist who became obsessed with oceanography, and had his own research station off Bermuda, along with the support of many industrialists of his times. The younger Barton was heir to a fortune and had his own dreams of deep-sea exploration and adventure. Together the two opened a new world, directly observing new life in the abyss until a bitter dispute left them estranged. Descent: The Heroic Discovery Of The Abyss re-creates their adventures and discoveries.
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Publication:The Bookwatch
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Date:Jul 1, 2005
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