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Treasure lost at sea : diving to the world's great shipwrecks

Author: Robert F Marx; Jenifer Marx
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, ©2003.
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An exploration of underwater archeological sites and shipwrecks dating from the beginning of recorded history to the present day. The vast hidden world of sunken treasure. With less than 2% of the world's ocean depths explored to date, a myriad of unimagined mysteries and treasures await discovery. Treasure Lost at Sea chronicles the excitement of underwater archaeology and search for treasure. The book recounts the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Marx; Jenifer Marx
ISBN: 1552978729 9781552978726
OCLC Number: 54464113
Notes: First published in Canada in 2003 by Key Porter Books Ltd.
Description: 194 p. : col. ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Classical world --
Scandinavian shipwrecks --
Age of discovery --
Spanish galleons --
Invincible armada of 1588 --
Manila galleons --
Bermuda, graveyard of ships --
East Indiamen --
Privateers, pirates and mutineers --
Shipwrecks-in-waiting --
Deep-water shipwrecks --
Port Royal: Sunken city --
Appendix: Methods use in underwater archaeology --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert F. Marx with Jenifer G. Marx.

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An exploration of underwater archeological sites and shipwrecks dating from the beginning of recorded history to the present day. The vast hidden world of sunken treasure. With less than 2% of the world's ocean depths explored to date, a myriad of unimagined mysteries and treasures await discovery. Treasure Lost at Sea chronicles the excitement of underwater archaeology and search for treasure. The book recounts the major periods and geographic locations of shipwrecks. Chapters include: The classical world Scandinavian shipwrecks The age of discovery The Spanish galleons Bermuda, graveyard of ships Privateers, pirates and mutineers Deep-water shipwrecks (Bismarck, Titanic, and others) Port Royal: The sunken city The lively text details the potential treasure as well as the political turf wars, technological limitations, and forces of nature that threaten any mission's success. Humanity's long history of exploration, civilization, trade and war is littered with sunken vessels. Colorful and richly illustrated, Treasure Lost at Sea will inspire a new generation of underwater archaeologists. Library of Congress Summary. An exploration of underwater archeological sites and shipwrecks dating from the beginning of recorded history to the present day.

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