A fully illustrated collection of the most thrilling shipwrecks of all time!
Experience the mystery and wonder of the bottom of the sea with over sixty accounts of shipwreck catastrophes. Illustrated with detailed maps and shipwreck locations, Disasters at Sea takes readers on a fascinating journey through history and to the ocean floor. Learn all about the historical details and theories of the most infamous shipwrecks from the most well-known sinkings like the Titanic, to the obscure, mysterious drifting ghost ships and unexplained disappearances. Subjects include:
Tragedies by Mother Nature
Shipwrecks and war
Legends, myths, mysteries
And many more!
Whether by human error, collision, piracy, or mutiny, this book has them all. With shipwrecks from the Old Testament, to ancient Greece, to modern times, this exciting book is compellingly written with accompanying sources, high-quality images, and a great deal of evidence. Find out interesting tidbits about Christopher Columbus’s Santa Maria, which eluded discovery for centuries despite long-term investigations. Stay afloat with the Mary Celeste and the Carroll A. Deering ships that did not wreck at all but whose entire crews disappeared, never to be found. Readers are no doubt familiar with the tragedy of the Titanic, but this book also recounts the Wilhelm Gustloff, which took nine thousand lives at the end of World War II.
Disasters at Sea is sure to offer an addicting and thrilling voyage that will leave you reading over and over again. This is an exciting book for the history buff or for anyone looking for a fascinating read!
Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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Liz Mechem is an accomplished freelance writer and editor, holding an MFA from The New School. She is also a graduate from San Francisco State University. She spends her time as an English teacher with New Canaan Country School, and as an adjunct professor with The New School.
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Descripción Hammond World Atlas Corporation. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0843708549 Brand new. Any book may show light shelf wear from warehouse storage and handling. Nº de ref. de la librería 35036
Descripción Hammond World Atlas Corporation, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0843708549
Descripción Hammond World Atlas Corporation, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0843708549
Descripción Hammond World Atlas Corporation, Long Island, NY, 2009. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New Book; "Vividly illustrated with hudreds of maps, color illustrations and photos, this book takes you through priacy, mutiny, and skullduggery to sunken treasure on the ocean floor, explosive collisions, and brutal battles. Each spread features one unforgettable shipwreck and the dramatic turn of events that caused it.". Nº de ref. de la librería 001320