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About The ProductPublished by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series. John Isaacs-scientist, oceanographer, naturalist, fisherman, biologist, engineer, inventor, teacher, and member of America's prestigious academies. In this book you'll "hear" Isaacs' ideas as told to Daniel Behrman through extensive discussions. Behrman guides you into Isaacs' world in a lively account of his endeavors including research in: climate change, nuclear energy and waste disposal, ocean instruments, halophytes, towing Antarctic icebergs, renewable energy sources, ocean pollution, desert irrigation, mine warfare, the marine food web, porpoises and dolphins, skyhook, marine resources, and the California current system. "John was one of the very small number of marine scientists who can be called true oceanographers in the sense that they are interested in everything about the ocean-the motions of the waters, the ways of life in the sea, the use of an ocean's resources, and the meaning of the oceans for human history and for mankind's future"-Roger Revelle, Director Emeritus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography Content: Chapter 1 Seas of Speculation (pages 1–11): Chapter 2 The Eyes of Isaacs (pages 12–17): Chapter 3 A Man of Great Horizontal Depth (pages 18–27): Chapter 4 Manmade Cataclysms (pages 28–39): Chapter 5 Natural Cataclysms (pages 40–48): Chapter 6 Water: Fresh and Salt (pages 49–59): Chapter 7 Deep–Sea Moorings and Skyhooks (pages 60–68): Chapter 8 Non?Archimedean Bodies (pages 69–76): Chapter 9 The Great Machine (pages 77–84): Chapter 10 With Heated Breath (pages 85–91): Chapter 11 To Bring the Knowledge of the Sea (pages 92–105): Chapter 12 A Stopwatch and a Ruler (pages 106–118): Chapter 13 Are the Oceans Dying? (pages 119–128): Chapter 14 Views From the Sun and Elsewhere (pages 129–139): Chapter 15 Isaacs the Fisherman (pages 140–162): Chapter 16 Isaacs the Engineer (pages 163–175): Chapter 17 The Frog in the Cereal (pages 176–193): Chapter 18 A Joyous Memorial (pages 194–204):
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