‘I enjoy books on astronomy, however, I did not realize that an equally fascinating world existed under the surface of water’This is an old book but I have only discovered it now. And am I glad that I have! There is a world that we live in, and then there is a world under the sea. This book is a real life adventure story by a person who first made us realize what a fascinating world exists under the sea: Capt. Jacques-Yves Cousteau. This is probably Cousteau’s best known book. In this book, Cousteau and his friend Fredric Dumas take us into the silent world under the sea. They are inventing new technologies to bear the enormous pressure down at the bed of the sea, make movies and at the same time testing out bombs and mines for the navy, Cousteau’s employer. It is not a joyride. It involves tackling man-eating squids and octopuses and escaping shark attacks. They go to depths which no man has ever gone to before and discover effects of gases and get drunk on nitrogen in their water supply. They go deeper and deeper, even to ‘the rapture zone’ as he describes it, which took …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books