Una serie di racconti di vicende marinaresche dominate dal tema comune delle navi fantasma: battelli abbandonati alla deriva come la "Mary Celeste" o destinati a una tragica fine come il "Carpathia", la nave che trasportò i superstiti del Titanic e che scomparve senza lasciar traccia alcuni anni dopo. Ogni "caso" viene presentato ricordando in forma narrativa - con il ritmo dei romanzi con protagonista Dirk Pitt - gli ultimi giorni del vascello scomparso. E poi ecco la storia delle ricerche per il recupero dei relitti, narrati in prima persona dello stesso Cussler.
- ISBN: 883042143X
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 502
The sea is there to defeat us. Plain and simple and that's what Clive Cussler delivers with this book...simplicity. Each wreck or incident is explained and then Cussler relates his results when he went looking for the missing ships. As the reader, I kept getting involved with the real-life people, fo Leggi tutto
More sunken vessels investigated and the remains dived for in the second Sea Hunters book. I love that Cussler's pure fascination and thirst to reveal these wrecks often funded by his own book royalties unearth these once thought lost historic artefacts for all to learn about and see. It makes you thi Leggi tutto
Similar to volume I this is a combination of factionalized real life events plus the search for the wrecks or remains of the vessel or other artifact. I loved the first book and this is more of the same. I am always surprised at the important historical events are have faded from our collective memo Leggi tutto
In typical Clive Cussler's style, the narrative is entertaining and adventurous. I love the backstory before Clive's escapades. Even though I know all of the back stories end in tragedy I am inclined to root for the the shipmates and the aeronautics and the passengers. The stories were captivating a Leggi tutto
Nice to see that Cussler is using his royalties for something that benefits society. I also liked that not all of these searches were successful. Nothing too groundbreaking here but it's interesting and entertaining.
I really enjoy reading about their experiences finding these "Lost Shipwrecks". I enjoys hearing about the historical significance of each Find or even the ones that evade them. Hopefully the NUMA team will continue sharing these exciting experiences with the whole world.
An amazing read. It is Clive Cussler, so it is extremely well written and entertaining. This book is very intriguing, covering everything from ship wrecks to dirigibles. Great read if you love history.
Interesting summary of circumstances for various shipwrecks and other interesting losses followed by a discussion of the search efforts made to recover the wreck. This is the second volume. Also presents the work of the real NUMA.
Fascinating as it reads like a novel, describing several different lost or sunken ships that he and his NUMA team sought and most found. I'd heard about all but the first, a Civil War sub. The last was PT 109 which has yet to be located.
Great stories of true to life searches, and interesting reconstructions of historical events. Highly recommended.
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