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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

Lost On The Ocean Floor

Author : John Christopher Fine
ISBN : UOM:39015060393843
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 39.76 MB
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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

Shipwreck

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ISBN : 0759209596
Genre : Shipwrecks
File Size : 70.59 MB
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Category: Shipwrecks

Treasure Hunters

Author : Corona Brezina
ISBN : 1404217886
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes treasure hunting as a profession, including the history of searching for buried and sunken treasure, the equipment and training required, and the dangers associated with the field.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sport Diver

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Treasures Of The Spanish Main

Author : John Christopher Fine
ISBN : 9781461748847
Genre : History
File Size : 70.32 MB
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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

Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea

Author : Gary Kinder
ISBN : 155584796X
Genre : Transportation
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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek
Category: Transportation

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 Konigsberg 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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Pirate Hunters

Author : Robert Kurson
ISBN : 9780812973693
Genre : History
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"'Pirate Hunters' is a gripping account of two courageous divers' quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history's most infamous pirates"--
Category: History