|Publisher:||Facts on File, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.48(w) x 10.91(h) x 0.76(d)|
|Age Range:||14 Years|
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More than just a catalog of the world's best-known nautical tragedies, Shipwrecks captures the drama and significance of the most amazing maritime disasters, such as the Arctic, an American ocean liner infamous for the behavior of its crew, who abandoned ship before the passengers. Over 400 entries depict in vivid detail the captains, the ships, the causes, and the casualties associated with these tragedies. The book also covers the trials and publicity that followed these disasters, the environmental issues raised by oil tanker and nuclear submarine wrecks, and the work of both archaeologists and treasure hunters. `
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is written by a popular science journalist. It¿s a fact-filled reference of shipwrecks, mainly from the last few centuries. The general impression is good. The author has assembled an impressive amount of information in an easy light style. The book is a straightforward and useful reference for both professionals as well as for school kids. It is useful for readers anywhere, but considering the lack of ancient and European wrecks, the book may be best suited for American readers.