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Author Name:    WADHAMS, Peter

Title:   Great Ocean of Truth : Memories of the Hudson-70s, the First Circumnavigation of the Americas. First Edition, Signed

Publisher:    Melrose Books, Ely, Cambridgeshire, 2009, ISBN:1907040307 

Seller ID:   108508

WADHAMS, Peter. The Great Ocean of Truth : Memories of the "Hudson-70s", the First Circumnavigation of the Americas. (Ely, Cambridgeshire : Melrose Books, 2009). First Edition. Pp (2),iii-vi,1-378. Many photos in colour and b&w in the text. Map in text. 8vo, photo-illustrated trade paperback. "Hudson-70 was a famous voyage by a Canadian oceanographic ship, carried out over11 months from 1969 to 1070. It was the last of the great globe-spanning m ulti-disciplinary oceanographic voyages, a tradition that began with the epic voyage of HMS Challenger in 1872. During the voyage the C.S.S. Hudson, of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, accomplished the first circumnavigation of the Americas. The vessel worked in the South Atlantic, Antarctic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and was only the sixth vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. Peter Wadhams was one of the youngest of the 100 scientists involved in the voyage and completed the entire circumnavigation. This is his peronal story of the voyage. He weaves togetherdescriptions of the oceanographic research with a lyrical account of being ayoung man living and working on the ocean, visiting such exotic locations as the fjords of Chile, Antarctic islands, Tahiti and the fabled Northwest Passage. This is a book to delight old salts and armchair travellers alike.Peter's memories match those of Joseph Conrad: 'wasn't the best time when we were young at sea, young and had nothing, except hard knocks - and sometimes a chance to feel your strength.'" - from the rear cover. Chapters : 1.Being in All Respects Ready for Sea; 2. Sailing Down to Rio; 3. Sampling t he Deep; 4. Brazil; 5. Icebergs and Whales; 6. Travels in Argentina; 7. Cape Horn and the Land of Fire; 8. South to the Antarctic; 9. The SouthernmostCity in the World; 10. In the Wake of Darwin; 11. Out of the Chilean Fjord s; 12. Robinson Crusoe's Island; 13. Splendour in the High Andes; 14. Across the South Pacific; 15. The South Seas Paradise; 16. A Western Homecoming;17. British Columbia and the Rockies; 18. A Geophysical Interlude; 19. Nor th to the Arctic; 20. A Summer in the Beaufort Sea; 21. The Northwest Passage; 22. Home Is the Sailor; 23. Postscript to an Expedition. Appendices: ; A. Shipboard Scientific Party for "Hudson-70" Expedition ; B. "Hudson-70": A Note on Marine Science Papers and Technical Reports Published Folling theCompletion of the Expedition (by Charles Schafer of BIO). With index. Very good. Signed with an inscription by Wadhams, dated March 19, 2009. 28.00


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