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Oceans Odyssey: Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean

Oceans Odyssey: Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean (Hardback)

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In ten papers Odyssey Marine Exploration presents the technology, methodology and archaeological results from four deep-sea shipwrecks and one major survey conducted between 2003 and 2008. The sites lie beyond territorial waters in depths of up to 820 metres off southeastern America and in the Straits of Gibraltar and the English Channel. Exclusively recorded using robotic technology in the form of a Remotely-Operated Vehicle, the wrecks range from the major Royal Navy warships HMS Sussex (1694) and the unique, 100-gun, first-rate HMS Victory (1744)to the steamship SS Republic (1865) and a mid-19th century merchant vessel with a cargo of British porcelain. Their study reveals that the future of deep-sea wreck research has arrived, but also that many sites are at severe risk from destruction from the offshore fishing industry.

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This book reads at times like a cross between Reader’s Digest and an evangelical tract. The writing is very vivid; technology is never simply technology, it is 'advanced technology'; you do not study artefacts, you 'tease fascinating information' from them. This depends on 'years of experience and expertise', and so on.

The evangelical aspects, like the title (which surely needs an apostrophe somewhere), make one feel uncomfortable. Is this the work of naive enthusiasts, carried away by their boyish sense of excitement at exploring the ocean deeps with high-tech kit? Or is it a work of propaganda, designed to convince you that it is OK for Odyssey Marine to excavate shipwrecks for profit because they do it scientifically and publish books like this to 'share the knowledge gained from our finds with the public' (reviewer’s italics).

Read this book if you want to understand the mentality behind Odyssey Marine; but read it critically, especially the claim that wrecks are ‘under threat’: page after page of superb photographs tell a very different story, of the pristine and undisturbed wrecks and cargoes that Odyssey Marine wants to own, recover and sell.

Reprinted with permission by www.archaeology.co.uk

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/02/2011

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