Shipwreck (Eyewitness Books Series)

Shipwreck (Eyewitness Books Series)

by Richard Platt

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Shipwreck (Eyewitness Books Series) by Richard Platt

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Full-color photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures offer a unique view of ships and the lives of those who sailed in them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679985624
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/08/1997
Series: Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Rocks, wrecks, and rescues8
Hazards of the sea10
Ancient wrecks12
First quests for wrecks14
Far Eastern junks16
Raising the Mary Rose18
British shipwrecks20
Wreck of the Armada22
Lost in Lake Ontario24
Unveiling the Vasa26
"Unsinkable" Titanic28
Oil tanker disasters30
Navigation32
Guiding lights34
Communications36
Shipwreck survivors38
Air and sea rescues40
Lifeboat equipment42
Early diving44
Scuba diving46
Deep-sea exploration48
Wreck location and recovery50
Life on board ship52
Lost cargoes54
Reconstruction and preservation56
The art of shipwrecks58
Did you know?60
Timeline62
Find out more64
Glossary66
Index72

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