The Deep: Voyages to Titanic and Beyond

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This is the history and exploration of the deep oceans of the world by the great and legendary ocean explorer, Dr. Anatoly Sagalevich of the P.P. Shirshov Institute in Moscow who has made over 1,000 dives to the bottoms of the oceans of the world. Although this highest quality covers a broad range of topics related to ocean exploration, some examples are a chapter on the history of deep ocean exploration. the discovery and scientific knowledge gained from studying the hydrothermal vents, a chapter on the discovery and making of the movie Titanic with James Cameron, a chapter on the discovery and the exploration of the great WWII German battleship,Bismarck.

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Dr. Anatoly Sagalevich, Russian oceanologist, pioneer deep ocean explorer, and head of the Laboratory of Manned Submersibles at the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology in Moscow, is a giant in the exciting and dangerous field of deep-sea exploration. His career has spanned its formative years in the 1960s and continues unabated today. He has not only been a keen observer of this development but an active participant in the process. With penetrating and objective analyses, Sagalevich takes the reader on fascinating journeys through the history of this arcane, fascinating and largely unknown world. His participation in the design and construction of the Pisces craft was followed with his involvement with the two Mir submersibles, vessels that have now been the gold standard for deep ocean exploration for over a quarter century. Housed on the largest marine research ship in the world, the r/v Akademik Mstlavih Keldysh, Sagalevich and his highly skilled team have completed over 1,000 deep dives in the Mirs. In doing this, Dr. Sagalevich has achieved a number of historic firsts. Sagalevich has made 57dives to Titanic as chief pilot. The first mission was in 1991 when the Mirs assisted with the filming of the IMAX movie, Titanica,. During the years 1995 to 2005, the Mirs provided were the deep-water film platforms for four James Cameron films: Titanic, Ghosts of the Abyss, Aliens of the Deep, and Bismarck. Sagalevich was also part of the historic first live television broadcast from The Deep when he and James Cameron were shown broadcasting from Mir-1 on the sea floor near Titanic. In 2001 the expedition to the wreck of the great German battleship, Bismarck was, like the trip to Titanic, the first in which human eyes saw the majestic vessel at it's permanent burial site some 4,800 meters (15,700') below the often turbulent surface of the North Atlantic. In August 2007 Sagalevich was the first to see the geographic North Pole at 4,300 meters (14,100 feet), an event that ranks among the great exploration achievements. For this accomplishment he was awarded his country's highest honor, Hero of Russia. Dr.Sagalevich is the author of over 300 scientific publications, including 12 books. His laboratory has received international recognition on many occasions, including, in 2002 the New Orleans Grand Isles Award (N.O.G.I.) in the science category which is the world's highest award for underwater work, the Explorer Club's Lowell Thomas Award in 2000, the Compass International Award for the best deep manned-submersibles group in the world in 2003, the Adventurer oif the Year award from the Los Angeles Adventurers' Club in 2007, and the William Beebe Award from Explorer Club in 2008. Anatoly Sagalevich's book will be of keen interest to anyone interested in the exploration of the world's oceans, the discoveries that have been made, and the secrets they contain.

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Anatoly Sagalevich, in addition to being an engineer and scientist at Russia's esteemed P.P. Shirshov Institute's Department of Oceanology, has been one of the most the central figures in deep-sea exploration. As the Mirs' Chief Pilot, he has made hundreds of scientific dives all over the world to depths that sometimes reached 6,100 meters (20,000'). Sagalevich was the first person to physically see the wrecks of the German battleship Bismark, the WWII Japanese submarine I-52, and the Russian nuclear submarines, Comsomolets and Kursk. On August 2, 2007, he was also the first to land on the floor of the ocean at the North Pole at 4,300 meters (14,100').

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