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Upheaval from the Abyss: Ocean Floor Mapping and the Earth Science Revolution Hardcover – February 10, 2002
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"The researcher's life, as I and many others have lived it, is usually characterized by long periods of repetitive, mind-numbing drudgery broken (we hope) by brief explosions of revolutionary insight and frenetic activity. It is similar to the life of a soldier at war, and-at times-can be just as fatal to the participants. . . . I believe that it is as important to remember the day-to-day human experience as it is to remember ideas, data, and debate. Knowing about the drudgery and danger adds to, rather than detracts from, the history of science. Thus, I have striven to re-create what it is like to be on or under the ocean surface, combating cantankerous equipment or furious weather in the hope of extracting a few precious observations from the deep. I have tried to reveal how some researchers struggled for years inside small labs to digest the increasing flood of information about Neptune's realm, and how others harvested the tide to revolutionize our understanding of the earth's history."--from Upheaval from the Abyss: Ocean Floor Mapping and the Earth Science Revolution