Treasure Lost at Sea: Diving to the World's Great Shipwrecks

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Firefly Books, 2004 - History - 194 pages
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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.02

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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
1The Classical World
21
2Scandinavian Shipwrecks
37
3The Agelof Discovery
51
4The Spanish Galleons
65
5The Invincible Armada of 1588
87
6The Manila Galleons
95
7Bermuda Graveyard of Ships
105
8The East Indiamen
117
9Privateers Pirates and Mutineers 133
119
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Robert F. Marx began his underwater archaeological career as a U.S. Marine diver. He has participated in hundreds of search and salvage operations around the world and is the author of seven books including Sunken Treasure: How to Find It, Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main and The Battle of the Spanish Armada. Jenifer Marx is the author of Pirates and Privateers of the Caribbean and The Magic of Gold. She co-authored three books with Robert Marx: In the Wake of Galleons, The Underwater Dig and Deep, Deeper, Deepest.

Robert F. Marx began his underwater archaeological career as a U.S. Marine diver. He has participated in hundreds of search and salvage operations around the world and is the author of seven books including Sunken Treasure: How to Find It, Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main and The Battle of the Spanish Armada.

Jenifer Marx is the author of Pirates and Privateers of the Caribbean and The Magic of Gold. She co-authored three books with Robert Marx: In the Wake of Galleons, The Underwater Dig and Deep, Deeper, Deepest.

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