Springer Oceanography

Sea Floor Exploration

Scientific Adventures Diving into the Abyss

Authors: Hekinian, Roger

  • Describes the discoveries and progress in deep ocean earth science
  • Summary of 45 years research on mid-ocean ridges, hotspots, fracture zones and hydrothermal systems
  • Provides a historical perspective on sea floor exploration including the first manned-submersible project
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About this book

The author participated in 38 sea going expeditions including the first manned-submersible project to explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the past 45 years of sea floor exploration. It summarizes the mineralogical and petrological composition of sea floor rocks, ocean floor volcanism in relation to the geological setting and the discovery of hydrothermal activity. In addition to learning about various scientific missions and their objectives, the reader is introduced to rift zones where the sea floor is being created, as well as to fracture zones, intraplate volcanoes, and the structural setting of subduction zones

About the authors

The author participated in 38 sea going expeditions including the first manned-submersible project to explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the past 45 years of sea floor exploration. It summarizes the mineralogical and petrological composition of sea floor rocks, ocean floor volcanism in relation to the geological setting and the discovery of hydrothermal activity. In addition to learning about various scientific missions and their objectives, the reader is introduced to rift zones where the sea floor is being created, as well as to fracture zones, intraplate volcanoes, and the structural setting of subduction zones. 

Reviews

“This book can serve as text for students learning about sea floor exploration, but it could also serve students and researchers interested in physical geography, mineraology, petrology, oceanography, surveying and mapping and marine sciences. … This book will help you to learn, explore, understand and appreciate a large part of the world that you rarely get a chance to see and understand in such a unique way.” (Jeff Thurston, 3dvisworld.com, April, 2015)

“This book recounts the details of the many oceanographic cruises, dives, and discoveries in which the author took part across the seven seas. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers.” (B. Ransom, Choice, Vol. 52 (1), September, 2014)

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-03203-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03202-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37778-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sea Floor Exploration
Book Subtitle
Scientific Adventures Diving into the Abyss
Authors
Series Title
Springer Oceanography
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03203-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03203-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03202-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37778-0
Series ISSN
2365-7677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 370
Number of Illustrations and Tables
115 b/w illustrations
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