An Ocean in Common: American Naval Officers, Scientists, and by Gary E. Weir

By Gary E. Weir

Through triumphant international conflicts and a chilly battle, the U.S. army and American ocean scientists drew ever nearer, changing an early marriage of necessity right into a courting of spectacular fulfillment. starting in 1919, Gary Weir's An Ocean in Common lines the 1st forty-two years in their joint quest to appreciate one another and the deep ocean.

Early within the 20th century, American naval officials puzzled the tactical and strategic value of utilized ocean technology, demonstrating the space among this type of wisdom and that deemed severe to naval war. even as, scientists learning the sea worked of their inadequately funded, discreet disciplines, probably content material to maintain naval conflict at arm's size. German U-boat good fortune in global battle I replaced those perspectives essentially, bringing ocean technology insights to more and more naval objectives.

Driven essentially via anti-submarine priorities, the physics, chemistry, and geology of the sea, greater than its biology, grew to become the early concentration of yank ocean reports. the area struggle II event solidified the Navy's courting with ocean scientists, and the years after 1945 came across the yank army making an investment seriously in either utilized and simple learn. this day, oceanography is an enduring resident at the bridge of yankee scuffling with ships and the military keeps to supply a lot of the

impetus and investment for basic examine, in either naval and civilian laboratories.

In An Ocean in Common Gary Weir specializes in the compelling reasons and punctiliously engineered direction that introduced scientists and naval officials jointly, throughout a substantial cultural divide, to accomplish a extra entire knowing of each other and the realm ocean. Weir information how this alliance laid the strong multidisciplinary origin for long-range ocean verbal exchange and surveillance, smooth submarine war, deep submergence, and the emergence of oceanography and ocean engineering as self reliant and important fields of study.

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