/R E P E A T -- Media Opportunity - A must-have under the tree: a fascinating story on the Canadian Arctic/

The book offers a beautiful rendition of images of the crew from HMS Investigator with stunning photos of Parks Canada underwater archaeologists exploring the historic wreck. The text tells the story of HMS Investigator and its significance to early arctic exploration. (CNW Group/Parks Canada)

GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - On November 19th, Parks Canada launched the book Lost Beneath the Ice, the story behind HMS Investigator and its 1850's tragic mission to rescue the crew of Sir John Franklin's lost ships.

This beautiful coffee table book explains the perils of exploration in the Canadian Arctic in a captivating text written by Andrew Cohen, with stunning first-ever underwater photos of the shipwreck. This book will make a great gift for the history buff in your family and is a must-have this holiday season for under $30.

We are offering you an opportunity to review this fascinating book for your readers, viewers and listeners.

Marc-André Bernier and Ryan Harris, of Parks Canada's underwater archaeology team, are available to give you and your audience a first-hand account of their diving in the icy Arctic Ocean waters to explore this shipwreck.

These experts will tell you the story and the events leading up to the discovery of this amazingly well-preserved ship 160 years after it was lost. You will learn more about this fateful voyage with artifacts, photos and HD footage of the underwater vessel.

Please visit a special section on Lost Beneath the Ice on Parks Canada's website at www.pc.gc.ca/eng/culture/expeditions/livre-book.aspx for information on the book.

SOURCE Parks Canada

Image with caption: "The book offers a beautiful rendition of images of the crew from HMS Investigator with stunning photos of Parks Canada underwater archaeologists exploring the historic wreck. The text tells the story of HMS Investigator and its significance to early arctic exploration. (CNW Group/Parks Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131205_C6298_PHOTO_EN_34121.jpg

For further information:

To book an interview and obtain a copy of this book, please contact Geneviève Patenaude at 819-953-8371 or at pc.media@pc.gc.ca.