Picks and Pans Review: Lost Liners

updated 12/15/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/15/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold, paintings by Ken Marschall

At last a handsome picture book devoted to the most alluring of ocean liners—those that languish silently on the ocean's floor. Noted oceanographer Ballard and painter Marschall return from submarine dives to the wrecks of the Lusitania, the Andrea Doria and the Titanic, among others, with marvelously eerie pictures and haunting tales. A magical introduction to the world of gracious sailing, even if established buffs will find much of the material familiar from the authors' previous outings. (Hyperion, $60)

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