Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea
by Helen Rozwadowski
Helen Rozwadowski not only knows a lot about fishing, she knows a lot about oceanography and fascination that people have always had for the sea. I love this book; I love the way Helen has captured the excitement in Victoria England and the U.S., as the general public falls in love with exploring the oceans. Helen writes about little boys in sailor suits, Queen Victoria going dredging, and some of the events that led up to the Challenger expedition. It’s also a rollicking good read, and it won the Ida and Henry Schuman Prize from the History of Science Society last year.