Otis and Will Discover the Deep

Otis and Will Discover the Deep

The Record-setting Dive of the Bathysphere

Book - 2018 | First edition
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"A biographical account of engineer Otis Barton and naturalist Will Beebe's record-setting descent into the deep ocean in their Bathysphere craft, making the men the first humans to witness deep sea creatures in their natural habitat"-- Provided by publisher.
The little-known true story of the first deep dive into the ocean. One June 6, 1930, engineer Otis Barton and explorer Will Beebe dove into the ocean inside a hollow metal ball called the Bathysphere. They knew dozens of things might go wrong. A tiny leak could shoot pressurized water straight through the men like bullets! A single spark could cause their oxygen tanks to explode! No one had ever dived lower than a few hundred feet ... and come back. But Otis and Will were determined to become the first people to see what the deep ocean looks like. This suspenseful story from acclaimed author Barb Rosenstock with mesmerizing watercolors by award-winning artist Katherine Roy will put you right in the middle of the spine-tingling, record-setting journey. -- From dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316393829
0316393827
Call Number: j Facts 551.46 R8152o 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Roy, Katherine - Illustrator

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Olenka0211
Aug 03, 2020

Great book about true event, just wish there was more details on actual ocean depths and what they saw down there.

SnoIsleLib_CraigB Nov 23, 2018

Katherine Roy's illustrations add a slightly steam-punk motif to Otis and Will Discover the Deep (2018), an informational adventure about the creation and launching of the Bathysphere.

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