Tom Swift and His Deep-Sea Hydrodome (the New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures, No. 11)

By: Appleton, Victor; Kaye, Graham

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Book Condition: Very Good

First edition. No jacket, prelim lists #1-11, a few faint spots to page ridges. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 184 pp. Illustrated by Graham Kaye. In Tom Swift and His Deep-Sea Hydrodome, the eleventh book in The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures series, Tom Swift is once again embroiled in another thrilling adventure. From the moment he finds himself tossed about helplessly in an undersea geyser to the time he faces possible death at the hands of his enemies, the young scientist fights to overcome many obstacles in putting his two latest inventions to use. When Tom discovers that helium on the ocean bottom had caused the geyser, he plunges into the task of building an underwater city of derricks and pipe lines to capture the gas. His astounding new water-repelling machine and phenomenal hydrodome made the gigantic operation possible. While at work at the undersea mountain site, Tom and his pal Bud Barclay uncover what seems to be pirate treasure, but find in the leaden chest a cache of death-dealing destruction. Time and again the young scientist's plans are nearly wrecked. A sinister, hooded figure attacks him in his laboratory, and a mysterious submarine nearly costs him his life. How Tom outwits his ruthless enemies and saves his country from grave danger makes a nerve-tingling story, packed with swift, tense, action and high-voltage suspense. Tom Swift (in some versions Tom Swift, Jr.) is the name of the central character in five series, totaling over 100 volumes, of juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention, and technology. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm, and his adventures have been written by a number of different ghostwriters over the years. Most of the books are published under the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton, although the 33 volumes of the second series use the pseudonym Victor Appleton II. The character first appeared in 1910 and has appeared in new titles as recently as 2007. Most of the various series focus on Toms inventions, a number of which pre-date actual inventions. The character has been presented in different ways over the years, but in general the books portray science and technology as wholly beneficial in their effects, and the role of the inventor in society has been treated as admirable and heroic. The books have been translated into a number of languages and have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Tom Swift has also been the subject of a board game and a television show, and development of a feature film was announced in 2008. A number of prominent figures, including Steve Wozniak and Isaac Asimov, have cited Tom Swift as an inspiration. Several inventions, including the taser, have been directly inspired by Toms fictional inventions. - Wikipedia

Title: Tom Swift and His Deep-Sea Hydrodome (the New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures, No. 11)

Author: Appleton, Victor; Kaye, Graham

Illustrator: Kaye, Graham

Categories: Modern First Editions, Tom Swift,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1958

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2205550