Alfred Wegener. Uncovering Plate Tectonics by Greg Young PDF

By Greg Young

During this attractive biography, kids will examine the attention-grabbing lifestyles, theories, and discoveries of Alfred Wegener. From his time in Greenland learning meteorology with sizzling balloons to his conception of Pangea, readers can be wanting to examine extra approximately Wegener's contributions to technological know-how and the strides he took in the direction of constructing the learn of plate tectonics. The easy-to-read textual content, available word list, invaluable index, and fascinating proof paintings together with the vigorous photographs and beautiful lab job to interact readers from commencing to end!

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And American nuclear submarines patrolling the oceans were the first line of defense in the case of a nuclear attack from the USSR. S. scientists had beaten Japan with the atomic bomb, and now the atom had conquered the ocean. S. scientists would put a man on the moon. S. military in general and its nuclear submarines in particular was so fixed in the American consciousness that Admiral Rickover and the navy were just as shocked and surprised as the public when Thresher did not return to port. S.

Continued from page 59) award because, he said, the program wasted so many tax dollars. It was revealed in two books, Blind Man’s Bluff and The Silent War, that the DSRV program ran over budget because the Special Projects Office used it to spy on the USSR. This particular use of the DSRV was top secret, and the Senate’s grumbling over the wasted tax dollars was an effective smokescreen for the Special Projects Office. Craven and others realized the DSRV would probably THE SUBSAFE PROGRAM never be needed because most submarines travel in waters too deep for DSRV-assisted rescues.

In his view, the public would never allow the military a second chance if a meltdown or any other nuclear accident occurred on a submarine. He knew that any foul-up with the nuclear fuel that resulted in civilian contamination and casualties would spell the end for nuclear submarines. Rickover and the navy went to work to find a cause for the disaster and ensure that a similar catastrophe would never occur again. It was not easy to get the desired answers. First, the navy needed to find the wreckage.

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