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Great British Shipwrecks

Author : Rod Macdonald
ISBN : 1849950776
Genre : History
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37 classic shipwrecks around the UK - with full history, photos and illustration of each by renowned marine artist
Category: History

A History Of The World In Sixteen Shipwrecks

Author : Stewart Gordon
ISBN : 9781611685404
Genre : History
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Roman triremes of the Mediterranean. The treasure fleet of the Spanish Main. Great ocean liners of the Atlantic. Stories of disasters at sea fire the imagination as little else can, whether the subject is a historical wreck - the Titanic or the Bismark - or the recent capsizing of a Mediterranean cruise ship. Shipwrecks also make for a new and very different understanding of world history. A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks explores the ages-long, immensely hazardous, persistently romantic, and still-ongoing process of moving people and goods across far-flung maritime worlds. Telling the stories of ships and the people who made and sailed them, from the earliest ancient-Nile craft to the Exxon Valdez, A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks argues that the gradual integration of localized and separate maritime regions into fewer, larger, and more interdependent regions offers a unique window on world history. Stewart Gordon draws a number of provocative conclusions from his study, among them that the European "Age of Exploration" as a singular event is simply a myth - many cultures, east and west, explored far-flung maritime worlds over the millennia - and that technologies of shipbuilding and navigation have been among the main drivers of science and technology throughout history. Finally, A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks shows in a series of compelling narratives that the development of institutions and technologies that made terrifying oceans familiar, and turned unknown seas into sea-lanes, profoundly matters in our modern world.
Category: History

Dk Eyewitness Books Shipwreck

Author : Richard Platt
ISBN : 9780756667771
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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DK Eyewitness Books: Shipwreck is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Richly detailed, full-color photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures offer a unique "eyewitness" view of ships and the lives of those who sailed them. See the beautifully preserved figurehead of the Hamilton wreck, the five-hundred-year-old elephant's tusk recovered from the bottom of the ocean, and scissors that still cut paper and cloth after two hundred years beneath the sea. Learn how the wreck of the Mary Rose was raised from the seabed, why Grace Darling became a hero, how a deck seat converts into a lifeboat, how shipwrecks are located, and different preservation techniques used by underwater archaeologists. Discover what caused the "unsinkable" Titanic to sink, the use of the giant light bulb, harmonicas that still play after one hundred years underwater, the hazards faced by ships at sea, and much, much more! Discover the world of shipwrecks and an amazing wealth of undersea treasures and secrets with Eyewitness: Shipwreck.
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Author : Akira Yoshimura
ISBN : 9781847677228
Genre : Fiction
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Introduced by David Mitchell In a coastal village in medieval Japan, a young boy called Isaku battles to keep his family alive against the odds. With his father gone, Isaku is forced to grow up well before his time. He must learn how to catch fish, how to distil salt, and about all the mysteries of the vast churning sea, not least the legend of O-fune-sama, of ships wrecked offshore providing the village with unexpected bounty. When a ship founders on the rocks, Isaku and the villagers rejoice. Long have they prayed for the sea's gifts. But the cargo is not at all the blessing they had hoped for. At first mystifying, then terrifying, something dark is coming ashore and it's about to change their lives forever.
Category: Fiction

Shipwrecks Sea Raiders And Maritime Disasters Along The Delmarva Coast 1632 2004

Author : Donald Shomette
ISBN : 0801886708
Genre : History
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A maritime history of the Delmarva Peninsula's Atlantic coast describes twenty-five disasters that have occurred in the area between the seventeenth century and the present day, recounting the 1750 loss of a Spanish treasure fleet, the Revolutionary War blockade of the Delaware, the 1933 hurricane, Confederate raids during the Civil War, and the Nazi U-boat offensive during World War II.
Category: History