The Incredible Record-Setting Deep-Sea Dive of the Bathysphere
A set of books for reluctant readers exploring the other great unknown space of our planet -- the ocean. (We know more about the dark side of the moon than we do about the deepest floor of the ocean!) Each book tells the adventure story of a person going under the sea and discovering something exciting, be it weird animals or smoking hydrothermal vents. These are accurate science books that tie into the ocean curriculum and in addition they are reluctant reader adventure stories. Each book contains a glossary, a further reading list, chapter notes, and an index.Author Brad Matsen follows the exciting 1934 expedition of William Beebe and Otis Barton as they made the first dives into the deep sea. Though they did not make it to the bottom, these two explorers set a record of a half mile down that stood for fourteen years. Follow their historic adventure within the Bathysphere, a small hollow steel ball with two tiny windows which was lowered and raised on a cable from its mother ship. In this simple craft, Beebe and Barton saw the wonders of the deep ocean for the first time -- giant fish, strange jelly-like animals, and creatures with flashing lights that had never before been seen by humans. Everything about the way we understand the ocean changed because of their expeditions into the depths.
- Hardback | 48 pages
- 153.9 x 240.8 x 9.1mm | 249.48g
- 01 Jun 2003
- Enslow Publishers
- United States