Follow the fascinating journey of Captain Nemo and explore the ocean's wonders, both real and imagined ... or are they?
What if a sixteen-year-old assistant traveled aboard the storied Nautilus, the narwhal-shaped submarine of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? And what if he were the sole survivor of the ill-fated voyage and went on to relay his adventures to a certain . . . Jules Verne? Find this brave young man's own account in the lavishly illustrated Oceanology, a tale of an 866 voyage of discovery that investigates diving bells and shipwrecks; coral reefs and ice canyons; sharks, giant octopi, and luminous sea monsters; underwater volcanoes, and even the legendary island of Atlantis.
About the Author
Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson have worked together on a number of splendid picture books. Their work has been hailed as exquisitely detailed . . . touching by "Publishers Weekly" and infused with natural wonder, beautifully illustrated, and stunning by "Booklist." Ms. Ward and Mr. Anderson live in England.
Born in Northern Ireland, Ian Andrew joined the Royal Air Force originally as an aircraft technician. Subsequently Commissioned as an Intelligence Officer, he served during a time that encompassed the last years of the Cold War through to the beginnings of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. Throughout his Service he had the pleasure of working alongside some "right eejits" that he still feels lucky to call friends. On leaving the military he relocated to Australia and is now surrounded by a resident mob of Kangaroos who bounce past his house each day. They remind him of his previous colleagues. A Time To Every Purpose is his debut novel.