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Shipwreck (DK Eyewitness Books)

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Discover the mysterious world of shipwrecks and undersea treasure — how they are recovered and preserved. Here is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Superb 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 in 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 and the hazards faced by ships at sea, and much, much more!

Synopsis:

Travel to the depths of the ocean to explore the history of many an ill-fated journey, including a Spanish galleon, the "Mary Rose", and the "Titanic". From antiquity to the modern age, this engrossing guide looks at the causes of shipwrecks, rescue technology, the exploration of shipwrecks, and restoration attempts. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789458841
Author:
Chambers, Tina
Author:
Wilson, Alex
Author:
Platt, Richard
Author:
DK Publishing
Author:
Chambers, Tina
Publisher:
DK CHILDREN
Location:
New York
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
History - Other
Subject:
Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
Children's Reference
Subject:
Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books
Series Volume:
72
Publication Date:
20000614
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
11.34x8.82x.43 in. 1.19 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Travel to the depths of the ocean to explore the history of many an ill-fated journey, including a Spanish galleon, the "Mary Rose", and the "Titanic". From antiquity to the modern age, this engrossing guide looks at the causes of shipwrecks, rescue technology, the exploration of shipwrecks, and restoration attempts. Full color.
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