Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 17 Issue 02

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Volume 17, No. 2
Pages 124 - 125


BOOK REVIEW • The Silent Landscape: The Scientific Voyage of the HMS Challenger

By Bob Freeman 
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In The Silent Landscape, scientist and science writer Richard Corfield relates the story of one of the most important scientific expeditions of the 19th Century, an expedition that would forever change the way we view the world’s oceans. The story concerns the three-and-one-half year voyage (1872-1876) of HMS Challenger, the incredible scientific discoveries made during the voyage, and the triumphs and tragedies of Challenger’s bold and dedicated crew. It is a wonderful story, and the author knows how to spin a good yarn.


Freeman, B. 2004. Review of The Silent Landscape: The Scientific Voyage of the HMS Challenger, by R. Corfield. Oceanography 17(2):124–125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.61.

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