Raw Materials from the Sea

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THE origin and history of the hydrosphere have from early times attracted the interest of philosophers and men of science, although it is only in comparatively recent years that an appreciation of the wealth of information that can be derived from its exploration has been generally recognized. Almost every branch of science has something to gain by probing the ocean bed, where lie, undisturbed, in chronological order, the historical records of evolution ; or by studying in the hydrosphere itself the complex processes whereby biochemical, chemical and physical changes are operating to maintain an almost stationary state in respect of composition and distribution.

Raw Materials from the Sea

By Dr. E. Frankland Armstrong L. Mackenzie Miall. Pp. xi + 164 + 21 plates. (Leicester: Constructive Publications, Ltd., n.d.) 15s. net.

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NEWITT, D. Raw Materials from the Sea. Nature 157, 532–533 (1946). https://doi.org/10.1038/157532a0

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