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Crane tells how her quest for freedom led her to the sea and her research of deep-sea underwater volcanoes. As research doors in the United States closed during the 1980s, Crane charted her scientific future with the Europeans and with scientists from the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. In the process she became an unwitting diplomat. From the Galapagos dives in the Alvin and the early searches for Titanic, to many of the first scientific expeditions of the Arctic, Crane offers an exclusive and compelling first-hand account as a pioneer for women in oceanography. An explorer, environmentalist, and filmmaker, Crane's story encompasses the world's oceans, politics, international relations, scientific espionage, ships, and a passion for the natural world.
Kathleen Craneis Professor, Departme nt of Geography, Hunter College, CUNY, Adjunct Sen ior Scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Dohe rty Earth Observatory, and Program Manager for Arc tic Exploration in the Arctic Research Office of N OAA. Dr. Crane is the author of more than sevent y scientific manuscripts, has written for Scie ntific American, published photographs in the National Geographic Magazine and is the author, w ith Jennifer Lee Galasso, of the Arctic Enviro nmental Atlas published in 1999. Dr. Crane ha s been featured on National Geographic Explorer te levision. She lives in McLean, Virginia with her d aughter.