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Treasure Lost At Sea

Author : Robert F. Marx
ISBN : 1552978729
Genre : History
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An exploration of underwater archeological sites and shipwrecks dating from the beginning of recorded history to the present day.
Category: History


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ISBN : 0759209596
Genre : Shipwrecks
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Category: Shipwrecks

Lost On The Ocean Floor

Author : John Christopher Fine
ISBN : UOM:39015060393843
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"This is a book that captures the drama of discovery while presenting the historical, scientific, and archaeological facts. Where possible, eyewitness reports of sinkings are included, as well as the folklore associated with some of the world's great salvage attempts. Readers are also treated to personal accounts of those who have found great treasure on long-lost shipwrecks."--Jacket.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sunken Treasure

Author : Robert F. Burgess
ISBN : 0595092713
Genre : Transportation
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Sunken Treasure is the riveting true life adventures of six of the world's most successful treasure hunters. Robert f. Burgess' interviews with these determined treasure divers reveal not only how they got started in the business, but why when centuries of other treasure salvors failed, these six managed to solve the secrets of the lost treasure wrecks, and succeeded. Here is how they did it.
Category: Transportation

Treasures Of The Spanish Main

Author : John Christopher Fine
ISBN : 9781461748847
Genre : History
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This is a story about the lust for gold and treasure," Fine writes. In the 1600s and 1700s, Spain dominated the oceans with its fleet of galleons. Coming to the New World, these ships filled their holds with gold and silver and treasures beyond imagining. The seaway between Spain and the New World was dubbed The Golden Highway. On their journeys back across the seas, many were wrecked on reefs or destroyed by hurricanes. The watery depths now hold their treasures. Today, treasure divers seek their fortunes by attempting--sometimes successfully, sometimes fatally--to retrieve these hordes of riches. In Treasures of the Spanish Main, readers relive each voyage of long ago as well as witness the modern wreck diver's efforts to extract their secrets. Included are: The 1622 fleet * The Concepcion * The Maravillas * The Shipwreck off Jupiter Beach * The San Jose * the 1715 Fleet * and the 1733 Fleet The voyages of centuries ago come alive with Fine's excellent historical detail. Readers will experience the wild storms and the results of unfortunate choices made by long-ago sailors. The eccentric treasure hunters of today, along with those of the past, create a mosaic of suspense and drama on the high seas. A must for everyone interested in pirates, treasure, sailing, history, or just plain fun.
Category: History

Ancient Treasures

Author : Brian Haughton
ISBN : 9781601635488
Genre : History
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Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth, or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artifacts? It is certainly true that the stories behind the loss and recovery of a number of ancient treasures read like edge-of-the-seat fiction, somewhere between Indiana Jones and James Bond. In Ancient Treasures, you will read fascinating stories of lost hoards, looted archaeological artifacts, and sunken treasures, including: The Sevso Treasure, a hoard of large silver vessels from the late Roman Empire—estimated to be worth $200 million—looted in the 1970s and sold on the black market. The Amber Room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and brought to the castle at Königsberg in Russia, from which it disappeared. The fabulous wealth of Roman and Viking hoards buried in the ground for safekeeping, only to be unearthed centuries later by humble metal detectorists. The wrecks of the Spanish treasure fleets, whose New World plunder has been the target of elaborate salvage attempts by modern treasure hunters
Category: History

Shipwreck Hunter

Author : Gerry Volgenau
ISBN : UOM:39015071255361
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Spanish Treasure Fleets

Author : Timothy R. Walton
ISBN : 1561642614
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The Hillsborough River, which runs through the big population area of Tampa, is a popular site for leisure activities. Kevin McCarthy, author of more than 20 books about Florida, guides the reader and boater from the source of the Hillsborough River in the Green Swamp west of Tampa, through Hillsborough River State Park, then through the city of Tampa, to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. Both a history and a guidebook, "Hillsborough River Guidebook" features information on the wildlife and culture along the river as well as travel tips, with recommendations of places to eat and stay. Includes photographs and maps. The other books available in the series are "Suwannee River Guidebook" and "St. Johns River Guidebook."
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Lost Gold Of The Republic

Author : Priit Vesilind
ISBN : 1933034068
Genre : History
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In 1865, the paddlewheel SS "Republic" encountered a hurricane and, along with its cargo of $400,000 in gold and silver coins, broke apart, and sank. In 2003, the collection of coins--now valued at an estimated $75 million--was recovered. Recently seen as a PBS "National Geographic" special entitled "Civil War Gold," the full story of the ship is now told in book form.
Category: History

America S Lost Treasure

Author : Tommy Thompson
ISBN : 0871137321
Genre : Social Science
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In more than 250 photographs, drawings, and illustrations, "America's Lost Treasure" chronicles the sinking and recovery of the "Central America", the subject of "The New York Times" bestseller "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea".
Category: Social Science