A Professor Takes to the Sea

Learning the Ropes on the National Geographic Explorer
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  • Published: August 2018
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 358
  • Size: 7.5x9.25
  • ISBN: 9781490790350
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A Professor Takes to the Sea: Learning the Ropes on the National Geographic Explorer, Volume II, 2014 and 2016, continues Professor Curran’s experiences on board this great expedition ship. No longer a rookie but almost, Curran recounts early efforts to join the ship crew, staff, and guest speakers on a return trip from Salvador da Bahia to Buenos Aires in 2014 (with an Atlantic Crossing from the Cape Verde Republic thrown in) and the 2016 “Atlantic Odyssey 108” trip from Ushuaia, Patagonia, to Madeira with surprises in tow. Secondly, the book details Curran’s contributions of speaking of Brazilian and Portuguese culture and preparing the guests for the places to be seen in Brazil and Portugal’s Madeira. And as in volume I, it details the trip itself “At Sea” with the focus on educational talks by guest speakers and recaps by the naturalists and “On Shore” with cultural and historical vignettes of the places visited.