Sciences Bridging the Millennia - A Spectrum of Historical Accounts
'The History of the oceans is a vast and deep subject, as the seas are themselves. But it is also the topic of this volume of works that were presented at the sixth international congress, on the history of oceanography in 1998. The variety of papers presented is extensive, ranging from the lives and achievements of the founders of biological oceanography, to the rise and fall of the tide mill, with special focus on the papers provided by the host country, China.
All are carefully written in a style easily understood by the scientist and lay person alike. Overall this volume provides insight and discovery for any reader interested in history or the oceans.'