Adventures of a Sea Hunter by James Delgado
In Search of Famous Shipwrecks

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As a "Sea Hunter" and host, with novelist Clive Cussler, for the new National Geographic International television series, join Delgado as the team searches for, discovers and explores, among others, the wrecks of RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic’s survivors; Mary Celeste, the infamous "ghost ship" found sailing alone without a soul aboard, in the mid-Atlantic in 1872; Vrouw Maria, a perfectly preserved Dutch cargo ship of 1771, discovered on the bottom of the Baltic Ocean packed with cargo, including crates of long-lost Old Masters belonging to Empress Catherine the Great of Russia; the lost ships of the Mongol fleet of Kublai Khan that invaded Japan in 1274; and wreck of the USS Mississinewa, the first ship sunk by a Japanese "suicide submarine" in WWII.

Stories and personalities of the past are interspersed with visits and voyages around the world - crossing the Atlantic, drifting in a powerless ship at the mercy of gales in the heart of the Pacific, and navigating through the fabled Northwest Passage. The undeniable thrill of being where history was made make "Adventures of a Sea Hunter" a highly entertaining, personal account of the exploration of the sea and the past that rests beneath the waves.
 

About James Delgado

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James P. Delgado, PhD, FRGS, RPA, has a long list of accomplishments. Wearing his many hats as historian, curator, land and sea archaeologist, scientist, researcher, deep-sea diver, television host, museum director, lecturer, author and storyteller, Dr. Delgado has built an incredible foundation of knowledge and experience in his field. Author of over 30 books, Delgado is known as one of the leading experts in world maritime history. He was the Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum for 15 years. In 2006, he became the Executive Director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) and moved into the role of President in April, 2008. He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, London and of The Explorer's Club, New York. Clive Cussler is a collector of automobiles and, like his character Dirk Pitt, lives a life of adventure discovering and collecting things of historical significance. He has a record of finding over 60 shipwrecks and has lead expeditions to gold mines. Cussler is the author of many adventure novels which titles include "Mediterranean Caper" (1973), "Night Probe" (1981), "Treasure" (1988), "Shock Wave" (1996), and "Atlantis Found" (1999). Cussler is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he himself began. He is also a fellow of the Explorers Club, which awarded him the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration, the Royal Geographical Society and the American Society of Oceanographers.
 
Published July 1, 2009 by Douglas & McIntyre. 256 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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More than a million ships have gone lost or missing in the seas, and going down in ""the museum of the deep"" to find famous shipwrecks is a risky yet profitable business, sometimes challenging the limits of human endurance.

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