Seven Miles Down: The Story of the Bathyscaph Trieste
Author: Jacques Piccard & Robert S. Dietz
Hard cover with silver embossing. Excellent condition. First edition (1961).
History was made when the bathyscaph Trieste carried Jacques Piccard and Lieutenant Don Walsh of the U.S. Navy to the deepest known point of the world's oceans, the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Pacific off Guam. This book is the complete story of the invention and development of the bathyscaph. It covers the Trieste's European sponsored dives off Italy (1953-56), the Mediterranean dives sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research in 1957 leading to the purchase of the Trieste by the U.S. Navy, subsequent dives off San Diego, and finally an engrossing description of the ultra-deep dives - seven miles down - of Project Nekton. Illustrated with 32 pages of photographs, the book is a complete and fascinating account of one of the great scientific adventures. It discusses the future of oceanography and what is yet to be learned from the depths of the sea.
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