With winter not yet given way to spring, the sun had yet to rise this year. It would be another month before it would fully show itself, and, once it did, it would not disappear again until fall. Such was the odd cycle of day and night above the Arctic Circle. By rights of their extreme northern latitudes, the waters of the Barents Sea should be frozen over and impassable for most of the year. But the sea was blessed with warm waters cycling up from the tropics on the Gulf Stream. It was this powerful current that made Scotland and the northern reaches of Norway habitable, and kept the Barents free of ice and navigable even in the deepest winters.
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Clive sadly passed away on February 24th, He worked up to the status of Sergeant while he was in the Air Force and served as an aircraft mechanic as well as a flight engineer working in various capacities for air transport services.
Upon being discharged from the military he worked as a copywriter and then took a position with two ad agencies where he was the creative director. During his time with the ad agencies, Cussler wrote and produced numerous television and radio commercials which won several international awards. One of these awards was given at the prominent Cannes Film Festival.
He released The Sea Hunters, his first non fiction work, was published in This was highly unusual since the college had not bestowed such a degree since its founding in Because of his background he created his most remembered character, Dirk Pitt who was a marine engineer, adventurer and government agent. His first couple of novels were basic maritime thrillers but when he wrote the third, it set the precedent for years to come.
Cussler had found his niche as he began crafting the type of novel he would be noted for. His novels are known for the perfect blend of high technology and high adventure and usually involved sunken treasures, lost ships, beautiful women and stereotypical maniac villains. He based many of his novels by looking at things from a historical perspective and considered things like if Atlantis was actually real or what if Lincoln was not assassinated, but kidnapped instead?
He has had more than 17 of his written works make the best-seller list for the New York Times. The organization is dedicated to discovering and sharing both maritime and naval history. Cussler and an entire crew of marine experts along with numerous NUMA volunteers have been able to discover more than 60 underwater wreck sites which have historical significance. Once they verified these finds, the artifacts were handed over to various government entities, universities and non profit organizations around the globe.
Cussler is also known as an avid collector of classic automobiles. He houses these beauties in Golden, Colorado and divides his time between the desert of Arizona and mountains of Colorado. Written Works of Clive Cussler Cussler has written books which have been published in over 40 different languages and in over countries. His fan base is comprised of over 90 million crazed fans. His books are divided and organized into various types and by series. The first film that was made from a Cussler book was his hit novel,Raise the Titanic!.
Paramount Pictures also made a movie from his work, Sahara which was released in Dirk is portrayed as an adventurer who seizes any opportunity he has of saving the day.
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An excellent series to get you through the cold months. More details. However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series. He has written some of the best sci-fi books there is such as Dark Matter and Recursion.
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Clive sadly passed away on February 24th, He worked up to the status of Sergeant while he was in the Air Force and served as an aircraft mechanic as well as a flight engineer working in various capacities for air transport services. Upon being discharged from the military he worked as a copywriter and then took a position with two ad agencies where he was the creative director. During his time with the ad agencies, Cussler wrote and produced numerous television and radio commercials which won several international awards.