Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne

Some say that the depths of the oceans are the last frontiers to be explored. Luckily there have been numerous books written on the subject. From page-turning fiction, to historical accounts and scientific discovery, the selection of literature written about life under water is fathoms deep.

French biologist Jacques Cousteau helped to bring the ocean surface closer to shore with his discoveries and journeys, and documented much of his findings in several books including Silent World. Rachel Carson, who has been credited with advancing the global environmental movement, wrote a trilogy of books which explores marine life.

Hans Christian Andersen, Jules Verne and Clive Cussler are all well known for the fictional journeys they took their readers on to the depths of the ocean. Andersen's famous story The Little Mermaid has been rewritten many times but the original one is still the best. AbeBooks has a lovely first American edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Verne's famous tale about Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus. Clive Cussler began writing in 1965 and is well known for his books about Dirk Pitt, a marine engineer, government agent and adventurer.

We may know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the ocean, so let your imagination run wild with this selection of books from the deep.

Dive Into These Books

Oceanic Anglerfishes by Theodore W. Pietsch
Oceanic Anglerfishes
by Theodore W. Pietsch
Forty Fathoms Deep by Ion L. Idriess
Forty Fathoms Deep
by Ion L. Idriess

Pacific Vortex by Clive Cussler
Pacific Vortex
by Clive Cussler
Tigers of the Sea by Hugh Douglas Wise
Tigers of the Sea
by Hugh Douglas Wise

The Log of the Flying Fish by Harry Collingwood
The Log of the Flying Fish
by Harry Collingwood
Thirty Fathoms Deep by Commander Edward Ellsberg
Thirty Fathoms Deep
by Commander Edward Ellsberg
Deep Waters by William Hope Hodgson
Deep Waters
by William Hope Hodgson
The Deep Sea Horse by Primrose Cumming
The Deep Sea Horse
by Primrose Cumming
Under the Sea Wind by Rachel Carson
Under the Sea-Wind
Rachel L. Carson
The Deep Sea Hunters by A Hyatt Verrill
The Deep Sea Hunters
by A Hyatt Verrill
The Deep Sea Tramp by A.G. Course
The Deep Sea Tramp
by A.G. Course
The Depths of the Sea by C. Wyville Thomson
The Depths of the Sea
by C. Wyville Thomson
The Grey Seas Under by Farley Mowat
The Grey Seas Under
by Farley Mowat
Life and her Children by Arabella B. Buckley
Life and her Children
by Arabella B. Buckley
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
The Little Mermaid
by Hans Christian Andersen
Secrets of the Deep by Old Captain Taylor (Dr. Seuss)
Secrets of the Deep
by Old Captain Taylor (Dr. Seuss)
S-54 by Commander Edward Ellsberg
S-54
by Commander Edward Ellsberg
Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau
Silent World
by Jacques Yves Cousteau
Sphere by Michael Crichton
Sphere
by Michael Crichton
Submarine Warfare by Herbert C. Fyfe
Submarine Warfare
by Herbert C. Fyfe
Water Babies by Jessie Willcox Smith
Water Babies
by Jessie Willcox Smith

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