Thursday, May 26, 2011


Ever since I read SECRET UNDER THE SEA, by Gordon R. Dickson, I've thought it would be amazing to live in an undersea house.  In the book that's the subject of this post, scientists do just that.  Of course, conditions are a little more spartan than I'd prefer...

ADVENTURE BENEATH THE SEA, by Kenneth Mallory, photos by Brian Skerry (Boyds Mills 2010)(ages 8+).  This 48-page picture book chronicles the week the author and photographer spent on board the Aquarius Reef Base, the world's only undersea research station.  Their mission?  To track the movements of fish in and around the coral reefs off Key Largo.

In fascinating detail, Mallory recounts the hazards and thrills of training and living sixty feet beneath the waves, offering a fine glimpse into a final frontier here on earth.

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