Kristy's Reviews > Sealab: America's Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor

Sealab by Ben Hellwarth
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Oct 19, 2015

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bookshelves: first-reads, nonfiction-adult, american-history, sci-oceanography
Read in February, 2012

**I received my copy from Goodreads First Reads.**

The ocean floor is a terrifying place to me, mostly because I have a thing about open water. Our oceans are still just as fascinating and alien to us as the surface of the Moon. So yes, I was sooo excited to find out the American Navy tried to be like NASA and put humans on the ocean floor, with mixed success.

It is a fascinating. However, I think this is a "high interest" tale bogged down by form. My main complaint is that this book is dense. For a microhistory, and one with such a fascinating story, this could have used a lot more editing. I think readers would also be more interested in pictures! The cover made me want pictures!!

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