Titolo: Wreck Hunter: Quest For Lost Shipwrecks
Casa editrice: Pottersfield Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9781895900675-3
Riassunto: Ned Middleton (British professional Underwater Photo-Journalist & Author) This is the first book by an extremely experienced diver who knew exactly what he wanted to do when he was just a schoolboy. He even pestered people into giving him work just so that he could be near commercial divers in order to observe them at their duties. Today, Terry Dwyer owns a number of different businesses concerned with the scuba and commercial diving industries and was responsible for the underwater safety and lighting for such films as Titanic, K-19 the Widow Maker and others. It is Dwyer's passion for shipwrecks, however, which is the force that drives him onwards. In this book he combines an enthralling - and very readable, mix of personal anecdotes and experiences coupled with historical facts about each shipwreck encountered and, in so doing, brings us one of the few truly interesting books about Nova Scotia's many thousands of shipwrecks available today. Some of those wrecks are well known and some less so. Others, however, are so recently discovered that only a single side-scan sonar image of, what appears to be a complete and intact ship, exists. This is an interesting and exciting book in which we learn much about this diver and even more about the shipwrecks which feed his passion. Personally, I can't wait for volume 2.
L'autore: Terry Dwyer was born in the coastal community of New Waterford, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He learned to scuba dive at the age of fifteen. Clearing propellors of rope and nets for local fishermen enabled him to start his first dive company, Sea Divers, at age sixteen. He spent five years working for a treasure hunting company and then spent the next twenty years of his life working in the Canadian scuba diving industry. In 1992 he received a Commendation for an Act of Personal Bravery. In 1994 he founded the Nova Scotia Scuba Association. In 1995 his diving company Deep Star was selected by Lightstorm Entertainment (James Cameron) to provide the diving support services for the motion picture 'Titanic', parts of which were filmed in Nova Scotia. In 1997, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the principals of the sport of scuba diving in Nova Scotia, he was awarded The Sports Network (TSN) Spirit of the Sport Award. He has authored and published numerous articles on scuba tourism, shipwrecks and ship diving in Nova Scotia, and he is one of the foremost authorities on St. Paul Island. He is also a professional underwater videographer and photographer. In August 2000 he and Mark Stanton of Divers Town Television co-produced the Nova Scotia Tourism video, Dive Nova Scotia.
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