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Dead men's silver : the story of Australia's greatest shipwreck hunter

Author: Hugh Edwards
Publisher: Sydney : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a romantic story of shipwreck hunting, with pieces-of-eight, Dutch ducatons, German talers, Burgundian crowns, and Spanish silver dollars lost and recovered from the sea floor.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hugh Edwards; Hugh Edwards
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Edwards
ISBN: 9780732294502 0732294509
OCLC Number: 748370718
Description: 408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Dead men's silver --
Under the silver skin --
Diver below --
Rite of passage --
The voyage from hell --
A cliff of dark secrets --
The lost white tribe --
The statue at the bottom of the pool --
'The green sea of darkness' --
'The devil's own!' --
Dead men do tell tales --
Nuestra Señora de la concepción --
Abri vossos olhos --
open your eyes --
'A toast to your health, ye old ducats!' --
A whale of a tale! --
The treasure of the Vergulde Draeck --
'The curse of the Gilt Dragon' --
A shark steals the limelight --
A golden gun --
Batavia's graveyard --
Pelsart's lost chest of silver --
Expect the unexpected --
The elephant tusk --
The surf gives up a secret --
Archaeology with a chainsaw --
Looking down the barrel of an AK-47 --
China's Titanic --
'We've got the big one' --
In the shadow of Cape Horn --
Well, well --
the Buccaneer's bell! --
Time and tide.
Responsibility: Hugh Edwards.

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