Diving for Sunken Treasure by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Philippe Diolé $30
A double narrative of adventure at sea, told by the world's great explorer of the ocean's mysteries. Jacques-Yves Cousteau describes his own expedition to the famous Silver Bank, a coral reef in the Caribbean, where the crew of the Calypso searched for a centuries-old shipwreck for the secrets of its past and the fortune in silver and gold it might still contain. Persistence, and the latest techniques in marine archealogy enabled them to unearth the ship's remnants, almost completely concealed by the myriad of life forms of tropical waters. Into the account of these discoveries, Cousteau weaves the tales of men whose traces he is following: the pirates, privateers and royal admirals who sailed the Spanish Main, depending on greed, bravado, courage and charisma to bring them success. Text and 112 color photographs.
HARDCOVER, 26.5cm x 18.5cm x 2.5cm 302 pages. Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc 1971.
Cover has no visible wear. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear. Very good in good dust jacket (covered in mylar acid-free protector). Previous owner's (From the Library of)adhesive label on inside front cover.