Science: Diving Ball

If Earth were scaled down to the size of an ordinary library globe, the height to which man has ascended from it (43,166 ft.) would about equal the coating of shellac on the sphere. The greatest depth to which he has descended would about equal the thickness of the map paper. On the water-covered portion (7/10) he would have penetrated only a fractional part of the paper.

Last week word came from the William Beebe expedition to Nonsuch, "most beautiful" island in the Bermuda group, that they had made deeper incursions into the sea...

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