Expedition Deep Ocean: The First Descent to the Bottom of All Five Oceans
The riveting story of the exploration of the finalfrontier of our planet—the deep ocean—and history-making mission toreach the bottom of all five seas.Humankind has explored every continent on earth, climbed itstallest mountains, and gone into space. But the largest areas ofour planet remain largely a mystery: the deep oceans. At over36,000 feet deep, there areas closest to earth’s core have remainednearly impossible to reach—until now.Technological innovations, engineering breakthroughs and thederring-do of a team of explorers, led by explorer Victor Vescovo,brought together an audacious global quest to dive to thedeepest points of all five oceans for the first time inhistory.The expedition pushed technology to the limits, mapped hiddenlandscapes, discover previously unknown life forms and began topiece together how life in the deep oceans effects our planet—butit was far from easy.Expedition Deep Ocean is the inside story ofthis exploration of one of the most unforgiving and mysteriousplaces on our planet, including the site ofthe _Titanic _wreck and the little-understood HadalZone.Vescovo and his team woulddesign the most advanced deep-diving submersibleever built, where the pressure on the sub is 8 tons per squareinch—the equivalent of having 292 fueled and fully loaded 747sstacked on top of it. And then there were hurricane-laden oceanwaters and the byzantine web of global oceanography politics._Expedition Deep Ocean _reveals the marvelous andother-worldly life found in all five deep ocean trenches, includingseveral new species that have posed as of yet unanswered questionsabout survival and migration from ocean to ocean. Then there arethe newly discovered sea mounts that cause tsunamis when theyare broken by shifting subduction plates and jammed back into theearth crust, something that can now be studied to predictfuture disasters. Filled with high drama, adventure and the thrill ofdiscovery, _Expedition Deep Ocean _celebrates courage andingenuity and reveals the majesty and meaning of the deepocean.