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2005 1st edition "First Edition" stated; Pantheon Books, New York; hardbound in forest green and black boards with gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good.

 

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In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed naturalist, with the power to generate media attention.

 

Barton was an engineer and heir to a considerable fortune, who had long dreamed of making his mark on the world as an adventurer. Together, Beebe and Barton would achieve what no one had done before--direct observation of life in the blackness of the abyss. Here, against the back drop of the depression, is their riveting tale.

Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss by Brad Matsen

SKU: BS68e
$18.00Price