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Non-Fiction Monday: Shipwrecks: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea by Mary M. Cerullo

Summer vacation day 46/ book 48

64 pages. Penguin, December, 2009.

This book is just gorgeous. Beautiful full color photographs adorn nearly every page. There's this design effect that appears like the pages have been torn so that text boxes could be inserted. The narrative really brings to life the  work of marine archaeologists. I love the way the clues were pieced together to form an educated guess as to how the two very different voyages met their watery ends.

The juxtaposition of the two wrecks highlights two very different underwater environments, but it's an ambitious undertaking. I would've enjoyed reading two books - one devoted to each wreck. The work of these scientists is that fascinating.

A glossary and suggestions for further reading as well as a list of things "You Can Do" round out the book.

Tags: informational, marine archaeology, non-fiction monday, shipwrecks
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