20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne
Tells of a monster sinking ships is spreading around the world. Top scientist and harpooners are set out to identify the monster and stop it. When the ship Abraham Lincoln finds and attacks the monster, a small group is thrown overboard. They land on the monsters and when the Abraham Lincoln is gone they find that it no monster but a man made submarine. They are taken in and shown the world below the seas.
Jules Verne is a genius if I ever heard of one. His books can be hard to read as every other chapter is scientific, telling how and why everything is as it is. His books can also be hard to read because they were written in french and some of the translations are rather poor. Still the story and ideas that are placed before you in this book are grand on the largest scale. We learn of both the world as it is, as it could be and the differences a person point of view can make. The depth in this book is not just found in the sea floor but the man that walk it.