The Sea Hunters 2

Author:   Clive Cussler ,  Craig Dirgo
Publisher:   Cornerstone
Edition:   New edition
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9780099445555


Pages:   560
Publication Date:   03 July 2003
Format:   Paperback
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THE SEA HUNTERS 2 is a sequel to the author's THE SEA HUNTERS, also written with Craig Dirgo. Cussler is one of the world's foremost maritime diving experts and has formed a charitable institution, NUMA, the National Underwater and Marine Agency which searches for lost ships of historic significance. NUMA is also the name of the government agency in the author's Dirk Pitt adventure books. In this book Cussler relates NUMA's recent activities and takes his fiction into the sphere of fact and in a series of daring and audacious dives seeks to reclaim wrecks lost beneath the surface of sea, lakes and swamps.Each of the sections of this book contains both an exciting account of the loss of the wreck concerned and Cussler's attempt to bring it back to the surface. Here Cussler and Dirgo recount the discovery of a seventeenth-century man-of-war, Civil War Ironclads, the wreck of the Marie Celeste, the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic and JFK's PT 109.This book is sure to entrance Cussler's legions of devoted fans as well as the increasing number of people fascinated with extreme sports.

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Author:   Clive Cussler ,  Craig Dirgo
Publisher:   Cornerstone
Imprint:   Arrow Books Ltd
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 3.40cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.294kg
ISBN:  

9780099445555


ISBN 10:   0099445557
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   03 July 2003
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Cussler's artful writing style and varied experiences make this a first-rate adventure book Publishers Weekly Genuinely illuminating and fascinatingly told...Cussler's flair as a novelist bleeds into his real life adventures Kirkus Reviews Cussler does a great job making history lively and interesting The Denver Post


This is another batch of great true mysteries and adventures, following on from the success of The Sea Hunters in 1996. This time the authors feature a few episodes from land and air as well as sea, but wherever the tales come from the emphasis is always on strangeness. Clive Cussler's love of the oceans and diving is well known through his novels, and he is also founder and chairman of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). As he says, 'I'm addicted to the challenge of the search whether it's for lost shipwrecks, airplanes, steam locomotives or people.' His enthusiasm shows. But, a novelist to his core, he can't resist inserting hefty doses of fiction into these true-life accounts. Thus we are told about conversations that are said to have taken place on the Mary Celeste before the ship's crew mysteriously vanished in the Atlantic, and made privy to the private thoughts and motivations of characters now long dead - in other words, people in no position to refute them. Whether this is a legitimate literary device is for the reader to decide, but many will think it detracts from otherwise intensive research and regard for detail. How much of a joint enterprise this is between Cussler and his NUMA colleague Craig Dirgo is a matter for debate. Certainly, the writing is reminiscent of Cussler's thrillers and his name takes up more space on the cover than the book's title. Whatever the division of labour, the book is packed with all the tension and thrills of a novel as mysteries are tracked across the centuries by skilled teams of divers and naval historians. As well as the Mary Celeste we are told about the extraordinary fate of the Carpathia, which is best remembered as the ship that rescued Titanic survivors. We also learn of the aeroplane that almost set a transatlantic record before diving into an American forest, the unfortunate fate of a dirigible and the unlikely tale of a 17th-century flagship. 'The truth can be at least as much fun, and sometimes stranger than fiction,' Cussler states, and there's no arguing with that. (Kirkus UK)


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Craig Dirgo (Author) Craig Dirgo is the best-selling author of numerous books and novels including The Einstein Papers, The Tesla Documents, Gunnison Grit and the New South Britain series. He has also co-written Sacred Stone and Golden Buddha with Clive Cussler. He resides in Crested Butte, Colorado high in the Rocky Mountains where he enjoys snow skiing, hiking, bicycling and motorcycling.Clive Cussler (Author) Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA Files novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

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