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Diving Adventure (Hal & Roger Hunt Adventures #11)
Teens Hal and Roger Hunt stay in Undersea City, 200' below Australia's Great Barrier Reef, to find rare species for dad's Long Island collection, and ways to produce food from sea. They face coral cuts, man-eating sharks, killer whales, giant squid, other dangers. When they find sunken treasure, villain Kaggs starts a landslide, proves deadlier than sea creatures.
(first published 1970)
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This book is fun, if highly improbable. For example, Hal manages to impart a lengthy discourse on the habits of sharks while the submersible he and Roger are in is attacked by a tiger shark. However, the locations and action are good, and the book as a whole evokes the SeaLab era, where undersea exploration was seen as a viable means of solving mankind's problems.
Willard DeMille Price was born in Peterborough, Ontario, and moved to the US when he was four. He got his MA and Litt.D from Columbia. He held a special interest for natural history, ethnology and exploration and made numerous expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History and the National Geographic Society. Price also went on to edit various magazines on travel and world affairs and spen ...moreMore about Willard Price...
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