Tuesday, November 27, 2001

National Geographic has just released the Altas of the Ocean -- a first of its kind in depth and breadth. NPR has an interesting little piece on the atlas and an interview with one of its authors, marine biologist Sylvia Earle. There is a second installment on Morning Edition for November 27th. Quite beside the point of the ocean and the satellite technology that made this kind of an atlas possible, I kept thinking as I listened to this piece that if Carl Sagan had been a woman, he would have sounded like this. Unfortunately in the interview that I heard she never said the phrase "billions and billions" so I was unable to adequately test my hypothesis.

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