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CAPTAIN COUSTEAU'S UNDERWATER TREASURY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection of articles and excerpts from books rounds up much information about, and many experiences beneath, the sea and other waters and effects a general survey of the whole picture of underwater activities. All the known names -- Clarke, Houot, Taillez, Carson, Hass, Beach, Quilici, Beebe, Darwin, R. L. Stevenson, Cousteau and many others -- and some unexpected ones-James Aldridge, Guy Gilpatric, a poem by Walt Whitman -- and with a reach from the jungle to the polar regions, from coral reefs to tunneling under the Thames, from caves and lakes to wartime encounters, from pearls to insects, from free diving to bathysphere, and from mythology to salvage, this highlights scientific as well as personal adventure, the facts of submarine agriculture and industry as well as the early fancies of Verne. Experiences in diving in 1850, the first underwater photography, the first military use of the submarine in 1776, frogmen and midget subs, -- this is an omnium gatherum of definite appeal.

Pub Date: Nov. 11th, 1959
Publisher: Harper