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Sinopsis: The first comprehensive illustrated guide to ships lost at sea and the treasures they have yielded, capturing the romance and the risks of treasure hunting. From Roman ships laden with bronze statues to the gold--carrying blockade runners of World War II, this highly illustrated historical atlas is the first comprehensive guide to ships lost at sea and the treasures that have yielded. Tales of shipwrecks. The Atlas features spellbinding accounts of 40 of the most significant shipwrecks of all time. These accounts reveal how and why the ships sank and describe the often extraordinary feats of salvage accomplished through the centuries. There are tales of Chinese junks lost in the shark--infested waters of the South China Sea; of Spanish galleons laden with jewels; of prospectors in pursuit of gold around the world. Salvaged treasure. The Atlas is sumptuously illustrated with photographs of treasure salvaged from the wrecks, including rare coins, precious porcelain, finely crafted jewelry, and even mercury. Illustrations of diving equipment through the ages explain the development of salvage and underwater archaeology. Exquisite thematic maps. Beautiful hand--drawn maps illustrate the seas and oceans of the world during the different historical periods. They highlight the trade routes and ports of an era, detail the cargoes carried, show the notorious black holes that have bedeviled shipping, and plot the positions of some of the most remarkable shipwrecks. Comprehensive gazetteer. Twenty full--color maps plot the sites of over 1,400 wrecks around the world, showing the depths at which they lie. Accompanying profiles give details of the date on which each ship went down, its cargo, and any salvage attempts so far. Many of the wrecks still lie there on the ocean bed, their treasure awaiting recovery. Expertly researched and lavishly illustrated, this outstanding world history of shipwrecks will fire the imagination of everyone who is drawn to the risks and romance of treasure hunting.
About the Author: Nigel Pickford studied English at Cambridge University, and has carried on a family tradition of professional shipwreck research for salvage companies that extends back 50 years. He is an established authority in this arcane but rapidly expanding field and has a personal archive on treasure ships that is unparalleled in its comprehensiveness. He has been involved in the discovery of a wide variety of ships, ranging from a 12th--century junk in the South China Sea that was found with silver, gold, and porcelain on board, to a World War I merchant ship off southern Ireland with a cargo of gold ingots and tin. At present, Nigel Pickford is researching a number of different projects for Swedish, German, Malaysian, American, and British salvage teams, including a 20th--century cargo of gold lost in the Mediterranean, a fabulous 17th--century Spanish treasure ship lost in international waters, four Dutch and Portuguese wrecks of the early 17th century that sank in the Strait of Malacca, and a West African trader wrecked with its cargo of porcelain in Liverpool Bay, England. In recent years, Nigel Pickford has worked for most of the major names in shipwreck salvage, including Michael Hatcher (famous for retrieving the Nanking cargo from the Geldermalsen) and Sverker Hallstrom, who recovered the Vung Tau cargo.
Título: The Atlas of Shipwrecks & Treasure: The ...
Editorial: Dk Pub
Año de publicación: 1994
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción DK ADULT, 1994. Estado de conservación: Good. 1 Amer ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP87137368
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Descripción DK ADULT, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001562460
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Descripción Dk Pub October 1994, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used - Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 6439