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The Challenger Expedition Exploring the Ocean's Depths

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By: Erika Jones(Author)
256 pages, ~100 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
The Challenger Expedition
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Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the launch of the Challenger expedition, The Challenger Expedition: Exploring the Ocean's Depths tells the story of the groundbreaking voyage that transformed our understanding of the deep sea.

On December 1872, HMS Challenger, especially modifed to support a team of civilian scientists, set sail from Portsmouth, England, to begin a roundthe-world journey, unique for the scale of its ambition and scope.

The Challenger Expedition tracks the paths of six objects associated with the expedition, including the Baillie sounding machine, a starfsh, a photographic album and HMS Challenger itself, to reveal the stories of the often hidden work, technologies and international collaboration at the heart of this nineteenth-century scientifc endeavour.

Lavishly illustrated with objects from the National Maritime Museum and signifcant collections around the world, The Challenger Expedition is a fascinating tale of scientifc breakthroughs, global trade networks, empire and the legacy of the Challenger expedition on the modern study of oceanography.

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Dr Erika Jones is Curator of Navigation and Oceanography at Royal Museums Greenwich. She received her MSc in Environment, Science and Society from UCL and a BA in Environmental Science from Boston University. She was the recipient of a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council collaborative doctoral award with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and UCL, during which time she undertook original research into the Challenger Expedition. Jones is co-editor of Women in the History of Science: A Sourcebook (UCL Press, 2022).

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By: Erika Jones(Author)
256 pages, ~100 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
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