Lost on the Ocean Floor: Diving the World's Ghost Ships

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Naval Institute Press, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 255 pages
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Award-winning photojournalist-scuba diver John C. Fine has explored and documented the sunken fleets of the world--from Scapa Flow to Truk Lagoon--for most of his adult life, and the best of his discoveries are brought to life in this book. With his own haunting photographs to help him, Fine describes the sunken ships and the stories behind them, relating the circumstances of losing, and in some cases salvaging and preserving, ships dating from early Roman colonialization to modern times. It is a book that captures the drama of discovery and backs up the adventure with historical, scientific, and archaeological facts. Where possible, eyewitness accounts to the sinkings are included along with the folklore associated with some of the great salvage attempts and occasional accounts by people who have found great treasure on shipwrecks. The result of years of research and underwater exploration and filming, the book will capture the imagination of everyone with an interest in maritime history and armchair adventurers who dream of sunken warships and treasure-laden galleons long lost on the ocean floor.

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<strong>John Christopher Fine</strong> is a marine biologist and a doctor of jurisprudence. He has dived on shipwrecks all over the world, is a Master Scuba Instructor and Instructor Trainer and the author of over two dozen books on almost as many topics, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution and has authored both fiction and non-fiction.<br><br> The liaison officer of the United Nations Environment Programme and the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques, Fine is a fellow of the Explorers Club and a member of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, a recognition he received in honour of his numerous books in the field of juvenile education. He has been the recipient of international recognition for his pioneering work investigating toxic waste contamination of our land and water resources.

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