The Shipwreck Hunter

A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor
CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: DD39343
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982535407
Narrator/s: Dan Woren
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This gripping memoir by the world's foremost marine geologist is an enthralling blend of maritime history, popular science, and Clive Cussler-style adventure. David L. Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battleship HMS Hood, sunk in a pyrrhic duel with the Bismarck, to solving the mystery of HMAS Sydney, to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's sixteenth century fleet, Mearns has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter chronicles his most intriguing finds. It describes the extraordinary techniques used, the detailed research and mid-ocean stamina and courage required to find a wreck thousands of feet beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies. Combining the adventuring derring-do of Indiana Jones with the precision of a scientist, The Shipwreck Hunter opens an illuminating porthole into the shadowy depths of the ocean.


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The Shipwreck Hunter
Product Number: BX00074168
Product Number:Z100139083
Product Number:DD39343

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Author(s): David L. Mearns
Narrator(s): Dan Woren
Product Number Z100139083
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982535445
Author(s): David L. Mearns
Genre: History, Science
Product Number EB00812841
Released: Mar 11, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: #9781681778280

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"Listeners may have a sinking feeling as narrator Dan Woren tells the story of the HMS HOOD. The author's recollections of a life spent searching for lost ships have the feel of the TV documentaries Mearns has been involved with. There's always the sense of the methodical work of sifting through historical records and eyewitness accounts to target the underwater searches. Woren's reading emphasizes Mearns's attention to detail yet leaves room for delight in finding a ship's hull and disappointment at the loss of a deep-sea sonar. Mearns's expeditions take listeners back to 1503 and into contemporary criminal investigations. His most personal projects have involved wartime sinkings, such as the HOOD or Australia's SYDNEY. Woren's voice reflects Mearns's concern for the sailors' families. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"