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The Resource Voyage of the Challenger: The Atlantic : A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of HMS Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early Part of the Year 1876, Volume 1, Charles Wyville Thomson

Voyage of the Challenger: The Atlantic : A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of HMS Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early Part of the Year 1876, Volume 1, Charles Wyville Thomson

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Voyage of the Challenger: The Atlantic : A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of HMS Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early Part of the Year 1876, Volume 1
Title
Voyage of the Challenger: The Atlantic
Title remainder
A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of HMS Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early Part of the Year 1876
Title number
Volume 1
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Charles Wyville Thomson
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eng
Summary
In 1871 the British government agreed to support an expedition to collect physical and chemical data and biological specimens from the world's oceans. Led by Charles Wyville Thomson (1830{u2013}82), the expedition used HMS Challenger, refitted with laboratories. They sailed nearly 70,000 nautical miles around the world, took soundings and water samples at hundreds of stops along the way, and discovered more than 4,000 new marine species. Noted for the discovery of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the Pacific's deepest trench, the expedition laid the foundations for modern oceanography. This acclaimed two-volume account, first published in 1877, summarises the major discoveries for the Atlantic legs of this pioneering voyage. Illustrated with plates and woodcuts, Volume 1 describes the laboratories and equipment, the observations from Portsmouth via Tenerife to the Caribbean, and the detailed studies on the Gulf Stream
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UkCbUP
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1830-1882
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Thomson, C. Wyville
Dewey number
508.31
Index
index present
LC call number
Q115
LC item number
.T56 1877
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Polar exploration
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  • Challenger (Ship : 1872-1876)
  • Challenger Expedition
  • Marine animals
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Atlantic Ocean
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Voyage of the Challenger: The Atlantic : A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of HMS Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early Part of the Year 1876, Volume 1, Charles Wyville Thomson
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CR9781107476486
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1 online resource (xxxii, 424 pages)
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online
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9781108074742
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Voyage of the Challenger: The Atlantic : A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of HMS Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early Part of the Year 1876, Volume 1, Charles Wyville Thomson
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107476486
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 424 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108074742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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