By Gary E. Weir
Early within the 20th century, American naval officials wondered the tactical and strategic importance of utilized ocean technological know-how, demonstrating the space among this sort of wisdom and that deemed severe to naval battle. even as, scientists learning the sea worked of their inadequately funded, discreet disciplines, likely 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 progressively more naval objectives.
Driven essentially by way of anti-submarine priorities, the physics, chemistry, and geology of the sea, greater than its biology, grew to become the early concentration of yank ocean stories. the realm battle II event solidified the Navy's dating with ocean scientists, and the years after 1945 stumbled on the yankee army making an investment seriously in either utilized and easy study. this day, oceanography is an enduring resident at the bridge of yankee battling ships and the army keeps to supply a lot of the
impetus and investment for basic learn, in either naval and civilian laboratories.
In An Ocean in Common Gary Weir makes a speciality of the compelling reasons and punctiliously engineered direction that introduced scientists and naval officials jointly, throughout a substantial cultural divide, to accomplish a extra accomplished realizing of each other and the realm ocean. Weir info how this alliance laid the strong multidisciplinary beginning for long-range ocean conversation and surveillance, sleek submarine war, deep submergence, and the emergence of oceanography and ocean engineering as autonomous and very important fields of study.
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An Ocean in Common: American Naval Officers, Scientists, and the Ocean Environment (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by Gary E. Weir