Submerged: Adventures of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team

Submerged: Adventures of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team

by Daniel Lenihan


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Experience a kaleidoscope of real-life underwater missions, ranging from ancient ruins covered by reservoirs in the desert Southwest to a World War II submarine off the Alaskan coast; from the Isle Royale shipwrecks in the frigid Lake Superior to the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor; from the HL Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, in Charleston Harbor to the ships sunk by atomic bombs at Bikini Atoll, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557045898
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 594,288
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 5.92(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

DANIEL LENIHAN, winner of the George Melendez Wright Award for Excellence in Submerged Resources Research, has been diving as a park ranger and archeologist for the National Park Service since 1972, and founded the Submerged Cultural Resources Unit (SCRU) in 1976 before being appointed the first chief in 1980.

Over the last 25 years, Lenihan and the SCRU team have been the subject of national media stories and many TV documentaries on CBS, ABC, BBC, CNN, PBS, The Discovery and History Channels, and National Geographic. He has written frequently for Natural History and American History, and co-authored, with Gene Hackman, the well-received sea adventure novel Wake of the Perdido Star. A native New Yorker and former schoolteacher, he lives with his family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Submerged : Adventures of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
moonrock More than 1 year ago
This book is well-written and interesting, and takes you places that you wouldn't otherwise ever see because of the specialized nature of the work and the advanced skills involved. Whether one is a diver, has historical interests, or likes a well-written book with memorable characters, Submerged is a book to be read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this on a whim and for once it paid off. The author made an unusual career choice and now, as he looks back, you can see why he made it. The people and places he's seen are different, to say the least, and he is a strong writer who vividly describes dangerous situations and colorful colleagues. Not always pretty, but always engaging.
breic2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author fails to make the case that there is important archeology and anthropology from studying heavily decayed shipwrecks. He seems to care mostly about building his own legacy with SCRU. The rules of preservation don't apply to him, for example when he strips away some black coral. The first few chapters are best, when it is more about diving, but the story overall is not compelling or especially well written.
mortaine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Submerged is a series of SCUBA-diving memoires by Daniel Lenihan. It's a fascinating book for divers, and is not unlike listening to BS stories from a grizzled old-timer. From the initial chapters, I thought this would be more about rescues than wrecks, but by chapter 4, the author gets his stride and focuses more on the wrecks. I can't say he's great at bringing other characters to life, but he is very detailed when it comes to the wrecks and technical challenges of each expedition.
jeanne Williams More than 1 year ago
Loved it
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To err is human but not in this list