An Ocean in Common : American Naval Officers, Scientists, and the Ocean Environment
Driven primarily by anti-submarine priorities, the physics, chemistry, and geology of the ocean, more than its biology, became the early focus of American ocean studies. The World War II experience solidified the Navy's relationship with ocean scientists, and the years after 1945 found the American military investing heavily in both applied and basic research. Today, oceanography is a permanent resident on the bridge of American fighting ships and the Navy continues to provide much of the
impetus and funding for fundamental research, in both naval and civilian laboratories.
In An Ocean in Common Gary Weir focuses on the compelling motives and carefully engineered course that brought scientists and naval officers together, across a considerable cultural divide, to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of one another and the world ocean. Weir details how this alliance laid the powerful multidisciplinary foundation for long-range ocean communication and surveillance, modern submarine warfare, deep submergence, and the emergence of oceanography and ocean engineering as independent and vital fields of study.
- Hardback | 480 pages
- 154.9 x 233.7 x 38.1mm | 929.88g
- 30 Jun 2001
- Texas A & M University Press
- College Station, United States
- 24 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
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