\\$>\\)\m\ BOO K REVIEWS A N OCEA N I N COMMON : AMERICA N NAVA L OFFICERS, SCIENTISTS , AN D TH E OCEA N ENVIRONMENT Gary E. Weir, 2001, 403 pp., $44.95, hardbound, Texas A&M University Press, ISBN 1-58544-114-7 M n Ocean in Common traces the collaboration of which could be applied with equal validity to meteo- / 1 civilian scientists, both within and outside the rology, physics, electronics, and other fields vital to # I navy, with naval officers in their efforts to the war effort. As the nation prepared for war, the U- achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the e emphasis on hunting boat threat reappeared and th ocea n environment. Starting from World War I, down and destroying enemy submarines while pro- when the German U-boat threat accelerated oceano- tecting and increasing the effectiveness of U.S. sub- graphic studies in support of antisubmarine warfare marin e assets required a more sophisticated knowl- in the United States, an d following th e ups an d downs edge and exploitation of the ocean environment. of naval funding fortunes in the interwar years to Weir discusses the development and deployment of Worl d Wa r II an
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Published: Nov 1, 2002
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