DK Eyewitness Books: Shipwreck

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Penguin, Apr 11, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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DK Eyewitness Books: Shipwreck is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks.

Richly detailed, 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 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, the hazards faced by ships at sea, and much, much more!


Discover the world of shipwrecks and an amazing wealth of undersea treasures and secrets with Eyewitness: Shipwreck.

 

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Contents

8 Rocks wrecks and rescues
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10 Hazards of the sea
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12 Ancient wrecks
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14 First quests for wrecks
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16 Far Eastern junks
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18 Raising the Mary Rose
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20 British shipwrecks
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22 Wreck of the Armada
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40 Air and sea rescues
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42 Lifeboat equipment
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44 Early diving
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46 Scuba diving
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48 Deepsea exploration
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50 Wreck location and recovery
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52 Life on board ship
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54 Lost cargoes
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24 Lost in Lake Ontario
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26 Unveiling the Vasa
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28 Unsinkable Titanic
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30 Oil tanker disasters
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32 Navigation
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34 Guiding lights
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36 Communications
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38 Shipwreck survivors
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56 Reconstruction and preservation
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58 The art of shipwrecks
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60 Did you know?
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62 Timeline
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64 Find out more
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66 Glossary
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72 Index
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