Water Baby: Story of Alvin (Hardback)
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Short Description for Water Baby Relates the creation of "Alvin", a small, deep-diving submarine designed and built at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA. The text traces its major voyages of exploration in the depths of the Atlantic and Pacific, including the discovery of the wreck of the "Titanic".
- Published: 01 June 1991
- Format: Hardback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780195061918 ISBN 10: 0195061918
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Full description for Water Baby
Although "Alvin", a small, deep-diving submarine, was launched in the face of doubts about its value, safety and cost-effectiveness, it has been involved in some of the most important marine missions of recent times. "Alvin" and its crew found and retrieved a lost H-bomb, became the first to reach the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, discovered exotic new forms of life in the warm springs of the Galapagos Rift, and sailed through the hyperthermal vents of the East Pacific Rise, where fluid deposits are hot enough to melt lead. This study of the creation of "Alvin" charts these and many other dives, including the most famous of them all, the location in 1985 of the wreck of the "Titanic".