Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks

Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks

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by James Delgado, Clive Cussler
     
 

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Adventure diving stories and shipwreck history, by diver and maritime archaeologist James Delgado - the first prof. archaeologist to explore the wreck of the RMS Titanic. * Delgado is the co-host with Clive Cussler, of the National Geographic International television series The Sea Hunter

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Adventure diving stories and shipwreck history, by diver and maritime archaeologist James Delgado - the first prof. archaeologist to explore the wreck of the RMS Titanic. * Delgado is the co-host with Clive Cussler, of the National Geographic International television series The Sea Hunter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926685601
Publisher:
D & M Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
573,384
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

James P. Delgado has great enthusiasm for adventure and history. Passionate about the past, he has battled for preservation and against looting while pursuing a more scholarly path, always believing that the only way to learn was by getting his hands dirty and doing “it” whatever “it” was in his quest for understanding the past. “It” has included participating in Spanish cavalry drills 1776-style, sailing in a square-rigger, trudging across the icy-cold tundra in the footsteps of doomed Arctic explorers, and at least two near-drownings. It has also included the ill-advised sampling of vintage 1851 champagne plucked from the mud of the old San Francisco waterfront, and trying a coffin on for size.

One of the world’s foremost archeologists, and currently the Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum (Canada), James Delgado previously served as Maritime Historian for the U.S. National Park Service where he was the founding head of the National Maritime Initiative, the federal maritime preservation program. Author or editor of nearly thirty books, he has appeared in numerous television documentaries, and currently hosts “The Sea Hunters” with Clive Cussler for National Geographic International, just renewed for a third season. His recent Across the Top of the World sold 40,000 copies in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

James Delgado's recent participation in an international expedition to explore the remains of Kublai Khan’s Mongol invasion fleet of 1281 A.D. just located near Takashima Island off Japan. Marine archeologists are calling this Fall, 2001 discovery one of the greatest finds of all time. He grew up in California and now lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book wouldn't be so disappointing if the title wasn't so misleading. What adventure? The author discovers nothing new and takes no risks. Sea Hunter? He is merely making visits to previously discovered shipwreck sites and gives his assessments. So what. For true adventure try any book by Robert Marx. And please, why must we always be told that tired old bureaucratic 'shipwrecks are sacred gravesites'. They are accident scenes, just like plane crash sites.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a bit descriptive, and skip the chapter about hitler, but it was great.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must remember though that people died on these wtecks.. They AREgravesites 8(
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