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Disasters at Sea : A Visual History of Infamous Shipwrecks - Liz Mechem

Disasters at Sea

A Visual History of Infamous Shipwrecks

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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
• Fatal errors
• 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!

ISBN: 9781629142784
ISBN-10: 1629142786
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st July 2014
Edition Number: 1