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Real People/Real Stories – A Nonfiction Book Group: “In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves” by Bill Streever (WL)

June 20 @ 2:00 pm


Real People/Real Stories meets the third Thursday of each month to explore the best in nonfiction history, biography, science, nature, and the arts. This month’s title is

In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves by Bill Streever

The history of underwater exploration and innovation is related in this compelling true-life tale of adventure. From the pioneers of SCUBA diving gear and early submarines to the current crop of high-tech, robot-controlled submersibles, this fascinating story traces “both the little-known history and exciting future of how we travel and study the ocean depths.”

“A buoyant, at times thrilling, account of the deep-sea experience, perfect for divers and other lovers of life beneath the waves.”― Kirkus Review

A beautifully written and thrilling exploration of humanity’s place in the depths by a master interpreter who has spent a lifetime face-to-face with the shipwrecks, animals, machines, daring souls, and enduring mysteries that populate this gorgeous, hidden world.”―Robert Kurson, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers and Rocket Men

“A broad-spectrum examination of underwater adventuring…Mr. Streever’s writing is lucid on subjects ranging from gas chemistry to dredging to underwater robotics.”―Wall Street Journal

“With a real knack for storytelling, Streever evocatively puts the reader in the helmets, flippers, and submersibles of sea explorers throughout history…Streever crafts a book to be enjoyed by divers and general readers alike.”― Publishers Weekly


June 20
2:00 pm


Stryker Center at the Williamsburg Regional Library
412 N. Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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