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The Resource Full fathom 5000 : the expedition of HMS Challenger and the strange animals it found in the deep sea, Graham Bell

Full fathom 5000 : the expedition of HMS Challenger and the strange animals it found in the deep sea, Graham Bell

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Full fathom 5000 : the expedition of HMS Challenger and the strange animals it found in the deep sea
Title
Full fathom 5000
Title remainder
the expedition of HMS Challenger and the strange animals it found in the deep sea
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Graham Bell
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eng
Summary
"The abyssal plain. If you could walk directly into the sea, through the surf and away from the land, you would be likely to descend a gentle slope for two or three days. The water over your head would gradually become deeper, until the surface was about 200m above, say two average city blocks away. About this time the gradient would begin to increase, and soon you are walking quite steeply downhill, with the surface rapidly receding. The sediment beneath your feet will thicken as you approach the edge of the continent, where the soil and debris washed from the land eventually accumulates. At the end of a long day's walk the gradient eases and you stride out onto a prairie that stretches away into the far distance, flat and featureless, or sometimes with rolling hills or even studded with sudden abrupt mountains. The surface is now quite far away, not mere city blocks but the whole downtown core of a large city distant from where you stand. You have arrived at the edge of the abyssal plain. The details of your walk will vary according to where you start out, and might be quite different if you begin in eastern Canada and walk into the Atlantic, say, or in western Canada and walk into the North Pacific. In either case, though, you will eventually reach the abyssal plain, where the last of the land has been left behind and nothing is familiar"--
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1949-
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Bell, Graham
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Challenger (Ship : 1872-1876)
  • Challenger (Ship : 1872-1876)
  • Deep-sea animals
  • Voyages around the world
  • Deep-sea animals
  • Voyages around the world
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Full fathom 5000 : the expedition of HMS Challenger and the strange animals it found in the deep sea, Graham Bell
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1284921510
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780197541579
Lccn
2021044997
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1284921510
Label
Full fathom 5000 : the expedition of HMS Challenger and the strange animals it found in the deep sea, Graham Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1284921510
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780197541579
Lccn
2021044997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1284921510

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