Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 22 Issue 03

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Volume 22, No. 3
Pages 272 - 272

BOOK REVIEW • Drill Me a Painting: A Scientist's Impressions Aboard an Ocean Drilling Research Vessel

Kate Moran
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Christine Laverne’s beautifully illustrated book titled Drill Me a Painting describes her almost 30-year-long adventure seeking to uncover mysteries of Earth’s lithosphere buried deep beneath the ocean’s seafloor. Laverne is a senior lecturer in geosciences at Paul Cézanne University Aix-Marseille III, France, as well as a watercolor illustrator. Her story is one that combines the personal with the science and high technology required for this type of adventure.


Moran, K. 2009. Review of Drill Me a Painting: A Scientist’s Impressions Aboard an Ocean Drilling Research Vessel, by C. Laverne. Oceanography 22(3):272, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.92.