In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves


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Back Bay Books
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5.8 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Bill Streever is the bestselling and award-winning author of And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind, Cold, and Heat. As a biologist, he has worked on issues ranging from climate change to the restoration of Arctic tundra to underwater noise to the evolution of cave crayfish. With his wife and co-captain, he splits his time between Alaska and their cruising sailboat, currently in Central America.


"With a real knack for storytelling, Streever evocatively puts the reader in the helmets, flippers, and submersibles of sea explorers throughout history...Streever crafts a book to be enjoyed by divers and general readers alike."-- Publishers Weekly
"A broad-spectrum examination of underwater adventuring...Mr. Streever's writing is lucid on subjects ranging from gas chemistry to dredging to underwater robotics."--Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating...journey for readers into a little-known world."--Anchorage Daily News
"A fine writer with genuine sea credentials...Streever's book makes clear that the deep, though much closer to us, is still tantalizingly distant."--Natural History Magazine
"In this homage-cum-history of human endeavor in the ocean depths, biologist, writer and diver Bill Streever brings to light a region less explored than the Moon."--Nature Magazine
"Ultimately, this timely and richly told story became something the author did not intend: an invaluable survey of how much damage has

been done and how much we will lose if we don't protect the seas."--Booklist
"A buoyant, at times thrilling, account of the deep sea experience, perfect for divers and other lovers of life beneath the waves."-- Kirkus Review
"Streever tells a story that captures human fascination with the ocean, and encourages readers to become more interested in what lies beneath the waves."--Shelf Awareness
Bill Streever has written a gripping and important book about the sea, its science, and the technologies we've invented to begin to experience it, but also about our own humanity-and our future. I loved following him on this extraordinary deep dive into the largest and still most mysterious realm of this incredible planet we all share--Juli Berwald, author of Spineless
In Oceans Deep combines painstaking research with narrative flair and a genuine love for the subject...It is both an education and a terrific read--Chris Wright journalist and author of No More Worlds to Conquer
A beautifully written and thrilling exploration of humanity's place in the depths by a master interpreter who has spent a lifetime face-to-face with the shipwrecks, animals, machines, daring souls, and enduring mysteries that populate this gorgeous, hidden world."--Robert Kurson, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers and Rocket Men
Exquisitely researched and written, I highly recommend In Oceans Deep--Jonathan White, author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Bill Streever takes us on an entertaining and richly informative journey into the marine frontier. I recommend this book to anyone who may wish to be awed, and perhaps disturbed, by the depths to which humans will go to explore it."--Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows