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Chasing Science at Sea Racing Hurricanes, Stalking Sharks, and Living Undersea with Ocean Experts

Popular Science
By: Ellen Prager(Author)
162 pages, B/w photos
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To the average office-dweller, marine scientists seem to have the good life: cruising at sea for weeks at a time, swimming in warm coastal waters, living in tropical paradises. But ocean scientists who go to sea will tell you that it is no vacation. Creature comforts are few and the obstacles seemingly insurmountable, yet an abundance of wonder and discovery still awaits those who take to the ocean.

Chasing Science at Sea immerses readers in the world of those who regularly go to sea – aquanauts living underwater, marine biologists seeking unseen life in the deep ocean, and the tall-ship captains at the helm, among others – and tells the fascinating tale of what life – and science – is like at the mercy of Mother Nature.With passion and wit, well-known marine scientist Ellen Prager shares her stories as well as those of her colleagues, revealing that in the field ingenuity and a good sense of humor are as essential as water, sunblock, and GPS. Serendipity is invaluable, and while collecting data is the goal, sometimes just getting back to shore means success. But despite the physical hardship and emotional duress that come with the work, optimism and adventure prompt a particularly hardy species of scientist to return again and again to the sea.

Filled with firsthand accounts of the challenges and triumphs of dealing with the extreme forces of nature and the unpredictable world of the ocean, Chasing Science at Sea is a unique glimpse below the water line at what it is like and why it is important to study, explore, and spend time in one of our planet's most fascinating and foreign environments.

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Ellen Prager is currently the chief scientist at the world's only undersea research station, Aquarius, in the Florida Keys, and a freelance writer. Among her publications are The Oceans and Furious Earth; a series of children's science books, including Sand, Volcano, and Earthquakes, with the National Geographic Society; and a children's novel, Adventure on Dolphin Island.

Popular Science
By: Ellen Prager(Author)
162 pages, B/w photos
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Thank you, Ellen Prager, for your salute to the ocean and the wild and wonderful people who explore the sea. I laughed out loud while absorbing serious insights about the state of the ocean and what it really takes for scientists to extract deep knowledge from the deep blue. Science fiction is really tame compared to the reality you have captured in this saga of ocean science.
- Sylvia A. Earle, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society.

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