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The shipwreck hunter : a lifetime of extraordinary discovery and adventure in the deep seas / David L. Mearns.

The shipwreck hunter : a lifetime of extraordinary discovery and adventure in the deep seas / David L. Mearns.
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ISBN 9781760295219 (paperback)
Author Mearns, David L. author.
Title The shipwreck hunter : a lifetime of extraordinary discovery and adventure in the deep seas / David L. Mearns.
Publisher/Date Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2017.
©2017
Pagination etc. xiii, 400 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimilies ; 24 cm.
Contents note Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. note Bibliography: pages 387-392.
Summary Note David Mearns has found some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks, from the deep-water searches that led to him solving the 66-year mystery of HMAS Sydney, and the final resting place of the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood, to the shallow reefs of a remote island that revealed the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco de Gama's 16th century fleet. The Shipwreck Hunter is the compelling story of some of David's most intriguing discoveries. It details the extraordinary techniques used, the painstaking research and the mid-ocean stamina and courage needed to find a wreck kilometres beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies. Part detective story, part history and part deep ocean adventure, The Shipwreck Hunter is a unique insight into a hidden, underwater world.
Subject - Name Mearns, David L.
Subject Marine scientists -- Biography
Oceanographers -- Biography
Shipwrecks
Shipwrecks -- History
Shelf Location 910.452 MEAR
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