2,000,000 Years Beneath the Sea, by P Briggs

2,000,000 Years Beneath the Sea, The story of the Glomar Challenger–the ship that unlocked the secrets of the oceans and their continents
by Peter Briggs

In August 1968, the research ship Glomar Challenger, set off on a voyage of discovery that has been likened to the scientific achievement of Darwin’s Beagle. Manned by a team of scientists from Britain, France, USA and Russia, the vessel spent two years ranging the oceans taking core samples from the seabed at carefully selected sites. The technical accomplishment of drilling at such depth is amazing in itself.  But the knowledge gained from the core samples in terms of the Earth’s history and future sets the Glomar Challenger’s achievement apart as a voyage without parallel in the 20th century.

Hardback with dust jacket. Good/Fair condition. Dust jacket had two tears (both repaired) at bottom front and top back. There are two sections of black and white photographs: the pages around these sections have some yellowing to the top edges. Otherwise, inside pages are in good condition.

Black and white illustrations and photographs throughout.
1972, Cassell & Company Ltd, London
228 pages, 146 mm x 215 mm (approx. 5.75 in x 8.5 in)


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 4 cm