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Treasure Hunt

Author : Peter Earle
ISBN : 1429986611
Genre : History
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"A remarkable book, in which a very wide spectrum of human behavior is on show---from colossal gullibility on the one hand, to extraordinary ingenuity and determination on the other." —The Daily Telegraph (UK) Treasure Hunt is the story of an obsession. Rumors of Spanish treasure, or gold and silver at the bottom of the sea, have been a part of maritime lore for centuries. In 1687, Captain William Phips brought back to port an incredible cargo---nearly forty tons of silver and gold---the treasure of the Spanish galleon Concepción, wrecked over forty years before on a coral reef in the middle of the ocean. The unimaginable had become real, and the great treasure-hunting boom had begun. Soon after Phips's success, there were numerous expeditions that meant to emulate his stunning achievement. During that same time there was also a boom in the invention of crude and often very dangerous diving equipment. Many of these new projects were promoted on the infant stock market, where gambling and treasure hunting became closely connected with the birth of modern capitalism. By the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, treasure hunting had become a professional occupation, with a new breed of diver emerging. Much of their time was spent salvaging the wrecks of English and Dutch East-Indiamen carrying treasure to finance business in Asia. Ever since, men have been prepared to risk life and fortune in the search for underwater riches. The author of numerous books of maritime history, including The Pirate Wars and The Sack of Panamá, world-renowned historian Peter Earle returns with an extraordinary and little-known history---of outstanding bravery, of exceptional recklessness, and above all, of the unquenchable lust for treasure.
Category: History

Treasure Hunters

Author : Disney Enterprises, Inc
ISBN : 0717288129
Genre : Pets
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The dalmatian puppies dig up a treasure of dinosaur bones.
Category: Pets

The Legends Of Texas

Author : Ann B. Dobie
ISBN : 9781455607259
Genre : Fiction
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Texas abounds with legends of buried treasure and lost mines. The Big Bend country, the Red River region, McMullen County, San Jacinto, Nacogdoches, and San Augustine are all treasure troves of tales of fabulous wealth that still lies just beyond man's reach. These legends are as sizable as the state itself, and J. Frank Dobie, perhaps Texas' greatest historian, devoted years of his life to collecting and cataloging them. The stories in this first volume were originally published in 1924 by the Texas Folklore Society, and represent some of the enduring tales that have embellished the history of the state. Pelican Publishing Company is proud to present this wonderful collection in mass-market paperback form as part of our Pelican Pouch series. Included in this volume are "The Legend of San Saba," "Lost Gold of the Llano Country," "Treasure Chest on the Nueces," and "Lost Mine Near Sabinal," to name only a few. Dobie believed that worthwhile literature about this region had to be derived from an understanding of its life, lore, and history. The legends in this work, as well as those in volume II of this series, were regarded by Dobie as "the most influential in opening the eyes of people to the richness of their own traditions." Legends of Texas indirectly led to the founding of the Texas Folklore Society, the nation's second oldest folklore organization. Pelican has had Legends of Texas Vol. I: Lost Mines and Buried Treasure in print since 1975.
Category: Fiction

Adventures In Team Building

Author : Bonnie J. Krueger
ISBN : 9781429103978
Genre : Education
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"Features 60 interactive team-building activities. ... Combines student interaction with problem-solving games. Builds cooperation and community in the classroom. Addresses the National Education Standards."--Pg.4 of cover.
Category: Education

Cokie Goes Treasure Hunting

Author : Berkeley Livingston
ISBN : 9781612101354
Genre : Fiction
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Because of some screwball scientist marked an X on the Loop sidewalk, Cokie found himself facing dinosaurs!
Category: Fiction

Treasure Hunters

Author : David Stephens
ISBN : 9781477701577
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The search for treasure has been going on for centuries. Readers will dive into the world of treasure hunting, discovering facts about sacred tombs, the gold rush, and shipwrecks. Easy-to-understand text and colorful photographs explore treasures as simple as a gold coin and as intricate as an Egyptian burial mask.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction