By Lisa Yount

The deep sea takes up virtually 70 percentage of Earth's floor and greater than ninety seven percentage, by way of quantity, of the a part of the planet to be had to dwelling issues. And but, it used to be basically within the twentieth century that people built the know-how to enterprise various hundred ft down into this daunting international. in reality, modern deepwater marine technological know-how owes a lot of its life to the U.S. Navy's skill to notice enemy submarines by means of sound in the course of international battle II. "Modern Marine technological know-how" profiles 12 women and men who led the best way into the oceans' private waters via examine and new applied sciences. From Charles Darwin to Henry Stommel to Robert Ballard, this quantity explores the lives and accomplishments of those clinical revolutionaries.

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