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The present volume describes the various descents made by Dr. Beebe and Mr. Barton in the steel ball known as the Bathysphere, to an extreme depth in the ocean of over half a mile.

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Pleasantly surprised by this book. Having no prior interest in diving or knowledge of the bathysphere prior to reading, I found myself enthralled by Beebe's enthusiasm for the underwater world. ...more
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A succinct and interesting recapitulation of diving history, helmet diving, and the bathysphere dives.
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William Beebe was an American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer, and author. He is remembered for the numerous expeditions he conducted for the New York Zoological Society, his deep dives in the Bathysphere, and his prolific scientific writing for both academic and popular audiences.

He also wrote under the names Charles William and C. William Beebe.

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