Expedition Deep Ocean by Josh Young audiobook

Expedition Deep Ocean: The First Descent to the Bottom of All Five of the World’s Oceans

By Josh Young
Read by Eric G. Dove

Blackstone Publishing 9781643136769

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665023214

  • ISBN: 9781665023207

  • ISBN: 9781665023221

  • ISBN: 9798200713783

Runtime: 11.06 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The riveting story of the history-making mission to reach the bottom of all five of the world’s oceans – the ultimate frontier of our planet.

Humankind has explored every continent on earth, climbed its tallest mountains, and gone into space. But the largest areas of our planet remain a mystery: the deep oceans. At over 36,000 feet deep, these areas closest to earth’s core have remained nearly impossible to reach—until now.

Technological innovations, engineering breakthroughs, and the derring-do of a unique team of engineers and scientists, led by explorer Victor Vescovo, brought together an audacious global quest to dive to the deepest points of all five oceans for the first time in history.

Expedition Deep Ocean reveals the marvelous and other-worldly life found in the ocean’s five deepest trenches, including several new species that have posed as of yet unanswered questions about survival and migration between oceans. Then there are the newly discovered sea mounts that cause tsunamis when they are broken by shifting tectonic plates and jammed back into the earth’s crust, something that can now be studied to predict future disasters.

Filled with high drama, adventure and the thrill of discovery, Expedition Deep Ocean celebrates courage and ingenuity and reveals the majesty and importance of the deep ocean.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A cutting-edge yet classic adventure and an introduction to the wonders of deep-ocean life.” Booklist
“A vigorous tale of human ambition, technical challenge, and nervy attitude.” Kirkus Reviews
"Expedition Deep Ocean takes readers behind the scenes, beneath the waves, and around the globe on one of the most audacious adventures of our time. It’s a white-knuckle journey with larger-than-life characters, cutting-edge technology, and a singular purpose: to go deeper. Fittingly, Josh Young tells the inspiring story of Victor Vescovo and his team in great depth.” Susan Casey, author of The Devil’s Teeth
“What you don’t realize when you see a headline about the world’s first successful attempt to reach the bottom of all 5 oceans is how much work and stress went into it. Citizen explorer Victor Vescovo’s remarkable quest to complete earth’s last great adventure could easily have gone wrong—and it nearly did, many times. But he stuck with it, and history was made. Vescovo has done something audacious and important here—and thanks to this riveting account of every incredible moment, his story can be told for generations.” Josh Dean, journalist author of The Taking of K-129
“What do you do next, if you’re a visionary explorer who has summited the highest peak on every continent and skied across both the North and South Poles? For Victor Vescovo, the answer was to become the first person to dive to the deepest point in all five ocean basins. The first two problems he encountered were daunting: Nobody knew quite where they were, and no existing underwater vehicle existed could dive anywhere near that deep. Expedition Deep Ocean takes you inside his quest to overcome these (and many other) hurdles and complete the Five Deeps challenge, transforming deep-ocean exploration in the process. Josh Young’s engaging account of the colorful characters and grand adventure of the Five Deeps Expedition will keep you turning the pages.” Dr. Kathy Sullivan, Scientist, Astronaut, Explorer, first woman to reach the Challenger Deep, first person to reach the deep ocean and be in space
“Josh Young’s engaging account of the colorful characters and grand adventure of the Five Deeps Expedition will keep you turning the pages.” Dr. Kathy Sullivan, scientist, astronaut, explorer

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Author

Author Bio: Josh Young

Author Bio: Josh Young

Josh Young’s work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, George, Talk, Esquire and the New York Times

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Runtime: 11.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English