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"In this lively volume they give a firsthand account that reads like an adventure novel, complete with intrigue and murder. In this story science and the public interest triumpth over the age-old quest for easy riches." American Archaeology
"Fascinating account for actual and armchair treasure hunters includes salvage maps, photos of artifacts, information on the regulation of underwater archaeology, and a timeline." Book News Inc.
"In this lively volume they give a firsthand account that reads like an adventure novel, complete with intrigue and murder. It's a great adventure, but more importantly, it tells the history of the efforts to curtail irresponsible treasure huntnig and protect historical shipwrecks in the United States and around the world." American Archaeology
"Well-written, technical and personal, with many useful illustrations. Overall, the book should appeal to both a wide public and scholarly audience. It should certainly be on the bookshelf of every underwater archaeologist or aspiring student archaeologist." Nautical Research Journal
"Far from simply being another site report with extra bells and whistles added for publication into a book, this is a story about the vicissitudes of research, the conflicts between archaeologists and treasure-hunters (and sometimes archaeologists and government agencies), to serve as a real-life example of the complexities of shipwreck research and submerged cultural resource management." International Journal of Maritime History
"Good reading for all maritime archaeologists and their students."