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Deep Sea Detectives

Author : Peter R. Limburg
ISBN : 9780595376049
Genre : Science
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An aging American coal carrier goes down in a winter storm off the Virginia coast. Only three of the crew of 34 survive; the rest perish in the ice-cold water. Was the dead captain at fault? Did the mate neglect safety precautions? Or did a penny-pinching management skimp on necessary maintenance?The giant car-and-passenger ferry Estonia sinks in a gale in the Baltic Sea, carrying over 800 passengers to their deaths and causing national scandals in three countries. Was she sunk by a terrorist bomb? By the CIA or the Russian secret police? Was the Russian mob involved? Was she carrying military secrets, or smuggled narcotics? A massive government cover-up is suspected. What was the truth?Answers to these and other fascinating cases can be found in Deep-Sea Detectives: Maritime Mysteries and Forensic Science. Author Peter R. Limburg explores the advances that make it possible to bring back evidence from as deep as 20,000 feet below the sea."It's Sherlock Holmes with bubbles! Actually, Holmes had it easy; his mysteries weren't submerged beneath miles of water. These fascinating tales of scoundrels and submersibles make for terrific adventures in the little-known world of undersea forensics." -Dennis Meredith, Director of Research Communications, Duke University
Category: Science

Deep Sea Detectives

Author : Peter Limburg
ISBN : 1550225782
Genre : History
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"A Russian nuclear-powered submarine sinks in the icy water of the Bering Sea; an American trawler goes under without warning southwest of Alaska; the Edmund Fitzgerald disappears on Lake Superior—these case studies and many more are unearthed in this investigation of underwater forensics. The resources of technology, science, maritime legend, and history are incorporated to uncover the origins of unexplained sea disappearances and shipwrecks and to find causes as straightforward as human error or as complicated as outright criminality. Also described are the eye-opening conclusions deduced from information retrieved 20,000 feet below sea level with new technology."
Category: History

D Day Remembered

Author : Michael Dolski
ISBN : 9781621902188
Genre : History
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D-Day, the Allied invasion of northwestern France in June 1944, has remained in the forefront of American memories of the Second World War to this day. Depictions in books, news stories, documentaries, museums, monuments, memorial celebrations, speeches, games, and Hollywood spectaculars have overwhelmingly romanticized the assault as an event in which citizen-soldiers—the everyday heroes of democracy—engaged evil foes in a decisive clash fought for liberty, national redemption, and world salvation. In D-Day Remembered, Michael R. Dolski explores the evolution of American D-Day tales over the course of the past seven decades. He shows the ways in which that particular episode came to overshadow so many others in portraying the twentieth century’s most devastating cataclysm as “the Good War.” With depth and insight, he analyzes how depictions in various media, such as the popular histories of Stephen Ambrose and films like The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan, have time and again reaffirmed cherished American notions of democracy, fair play, moral order, and the militant, yet non-militaristic, use of power for divinely sanctioned purposes. Only during the Vietnam era, when Americans had to confront an especially stark challenge to their pietistic sense of nationhood, did memories of D-Day momentarily fade. They soon reemerged, however, as the country sought to move beyond the lamentable conflict in Southeast Asia. Even as portrayals of D-Day have gone from sanitized early versions to more realistic acknowledgments of tactical mistakes and the horrific costs of the battle, the overarching story continues to be, for many, a powerful reminder of moral rectitude, military skill, and world mission. While the time to historicize this morality tale more fully and honestly has long since come, Dolski observes, the lingering positive connotations of D-Day indicate that the story is not yet finished.
Category: History

Pirate Hunters

Author : Robert Kurson
ISBN : 9780812996524
Genre : History
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea—his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard’s, more daring than Kidd’s. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate’s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it’s only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. Fast-paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost. Praise for Pirate Hunters “You won’t want to put [it] down.”—Los Angeles Times “An exceptional adventure . . . Highly recommended to readers who delight in adventure, suspense, and the thrill of discovering history at their fingertips.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A terrific read . . . The book gallops along at a blistering pace, shifting us deftly between the seventeenth century and the present day.”—Diver “Nonfiction with the trademarks of a novel: the plots and subplots, the tension and suspense . . . [Kurson has] found gold.”—The Dallas Morning News “Rollicking . . . a fascinating [story] about the world of pirates, piracy, and priceless treasures.”—The Boston Globe “[Kurson’s] narration is just as engrossing as the subject.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A wild ride [and an] extraordinary adventure . . . Kurson’s own enthusiasm, combined with his copious research and an eye for detail, makes for one of the most mind-blowing pirate stories of recent memory, one that even the staunchest landlubber will have a hard time putting down.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The two contemporary pirate-ship seekers of Mr. Kurson’s narrative are as daring, intrepid, tough and talented as Blood and Sparrow—and Bannister. . . . As depicted by the author, they are real-life Hemingway heroes.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Kurson] takes his knowledge of the underwater world and applies it to the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’ . . . thrillingly detailing the highs and lows of chasing not just gold and silver but also history.”—Booklist “A great thriller full of tough guys and long odds . . . and: It’s all true.”—Lee Child From the Hardcover edition.
Category: History

Frolic Archaeological Survey

Author : Sheli Smith
ISBN : 9781424310357
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Real Monsters Gruesome Critters And Beasts From The Darkside

Author : Brad Steiger
ISBN : 9781578593477
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Spotlighting news articles, historical accounts, and firstperson interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will convince even the most hardened skeptic of the existence of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. Offering an array of wild reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly responded to a call about a longhaired woman flying over a suburban neighborhood only to find himself calling for backup when she attacked his patrol car to the motorist whose headlights illuminated a sevenfoot tall, wolflike creature that stood on its hind legs—this historical record highlights scary and unbelievable narratives. From slightly demented humans to spinetingling paranormal encounters, each outlandish occurrence is detailed with thorough research and recounted with a storyteller's crafted voice.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Shadows At Predator Reef

Author : Franklin W. Dixon
ISBN : 9781481400114
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Frank and Joe might be in over their heads when they discover an aquatic smuggling operation in this chilling Hardy Boys adventure—a fresh approach to a classic series. When Frank wins an internship at the Bayport Aquarium, he’s stoked at the chance to not only earn school credit, but to also geek out about one of his favorite subjects—aquatic life. And his brother Joe is equally jazzed about taking scuba diving lessons from the super-cute instructor, Aly. But both boys’ excitement comes screeching to a halt when the aquarium’s most valuable asset goes missing: a rare two-hundred-pound sea turtle named Captain Hook. Frank and Joe stumble upon a network of underground tunnels hidden beneath Bayport…and realize the aquarium is a secret entry point. Could the aquarium be the newest target of a sinister aquatic smuggling ring? And can the boys snag the gang’s mastermind before they end up in treacherous waters?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Iceberg Right Ahead

Author : Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
ISBN : 9780761367567
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Learn about the sinking of the Titanic, the discovery of its wreckage and more, through text and photographs.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tv Guide

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ISBN : IND:30000111200113
Genre : Television programs
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Category: Television programs

Jacques Cousteau

Author : Bradford Matsen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124116182
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Draws on the testimony of the ocean explorer's family and close associates to cover such topics as Cousteau's work with the French resistance, his contributions to scuba technology, and his efforts on behalf of the environment.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shipwrecks Of The Cunard Line

Author : Sam Warwick
ISBN : 0752465783
Genre : History
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The first book dedicated to documenting and bringing to life the histories and wreck sites of Cunard shipwrecks, with a foreword from diving legend John Chatteron Providing a unique history and record of the final underwater resting places of ships of the Cunard Line, whose rich history spans nearly two centuries, this book charts the period from 1843-1974. The authors include a detailed history of each vessel leading up to the time of its loss, including Ascania, Alaunia, Aurania, Campania, Lusitania, Malta, Oregon, Scotia, and Carpathia, famous for rescuing the survivors from the Titanic. Events surrounding the wrecking of each vessel are thoroughly explored and unique accounts are incorporated from divers who have explored the wreck, along with never-before-published underwater images of the wrecks. Finishing off with practical data for interested divers, this unusual history offers a fresh analysis of maritime history.
Category: History

Shipwreck Hunter

Author : Gerry Volgenau
ISBN : UOM:39015071255361
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

Scuba Diving

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009652892
Genre : Scuba diving
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Category: Scuba diving

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964969
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Diving Pioneers And Innovators

Author : Bret Gilliam
ISBN : UCSD:31822035191071
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The book manages to combine humor, adventure, tragedy, triumph, heroism, and even some forays into the risqué… while chronicling the careers of 20 enduring personalities that helped make diving what it is today. Some of those interviewed are retired now, one (author Peter Benchley of Jaws fame) recently passed away, and many are still making history through their ongoing work. It's quite a group. Consider that the lineup includes actress and Sea Hunt star Zale Parry who also set the depth record for women divers back in 1954. Stan Waterman provides both the book's Foreword and a revealing insider look at his seven decades in diving. Living legend Bev Morgan pioneered the first dive training programs along with revolutionizing commercial diving equipment. His image in full hardhat dress also graces the book's cover. Morgan's candor and humor set the pace for the lively montage of dialogues to follow with Australian couple Ron and Valerie Taylor who rose to fame in the iconic shark documentary film Blue Water, White Death. They are joined by others from diving's first generation including filmmaker Al Giddings (The Deep, Abyss, Titanic, etc.), retail pioneer and cameraman Chuck Nicklin (The Diving Locker), manufacturers Dick Bonin (Scubapro) and Bob Hollis (Oceanic), photography masters Ernie Brooks and Paul Humann, as well as deep ocean explorer Dr. Bob Ballard who discovered the wrecks of the Titanic, Bismarck, and PT-109. Diving's second generation of innovators includes cave explorer Wes Skiles, filmmaker Mike deGruy, wreck explorer John Chatterton (of Shadow Divers fame), IMAX film producer Greg MacGillivray, and the dynamic husband/wife team of Howard and Michele Hall who seem to dominate the realm of documentary underwater films now (Island of the Sharks, Coral Reef Adventure, Deep Sea 3D). Last but not least, Stan Waterman talked Gilliam into sitting for an interview about his own amazing career and, typically, he shares a wicked sense of humor along with some biting perspective about what it was like to champion new technologies and daring approaches to diving business when the sport's ultra-conservatives wanted to suppress nitrox, liveaboards, technical diving, diving computers, training methods, and honest journalism. Each chapter is a slice of human interest that lets the reader briefly pull back the curtain on the personal lives of diving's heroes and feel like they are part of the conversation. The full color book is lavishly illustrated with great photographs that capture each interviewee throughout their diving careers. It's a very personal journey and the reader will feel like they pulled up a chair and shared a cup of coffee around a table with each person. Gilliam enlisted help from other leading writers for some interviews he couldn't conduct himself and Fred Garth, Lina Hitchcock, Eric Hanauer, Douglas Seifert and Michel Gilbert & Danielle Alary all make significant contributions to round out the book. It's a massive volume, 8x11 inches in size, 496 pages, hard bound, and weighing in at a whopping eight pounds per copy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Hydrographic Journal

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009575465
Genre : Hydrographic surveying
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Category: Hydrographic surveying

Alert Diver

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009455833
Genre : Deep diving
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Category: Deep diving

Adweek

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ISBN : MINN:31951P01004599M
Genre : Advertising
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Category: Advertising