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The Shipwreck Hunter

The Shipwreck Hunter Author David L. Mearns
ISBN-10 9781925575286
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 326
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David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter is an account of David's most intriguing and fascinating finds. It details both the meticulous research and the mid-ocean stamina and courage required to find a wreck miles beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies. Combining the derring-do of Indiana Jones with the precision of a surgeon, in The Shipwreck Hunter David Mearns opens a porthole into the shadowy depths of the ocean.

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea Author Gary Kinder
ISBN-10 155584796X
Release 2009-10-20
Pages 560
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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek

Pirate Hunters

Pirate Hunters Author Robert Kurson
ISBN-10 9780812973693
Release 2016-03
Pages 304
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"'Pirate Hunters' is a gripping account of two courageous divers' quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history's most infamous pirates"--

Blue Water The Life of a Shipwreck Hunter

Blue Water   The Life of a Shipwreck Hunter Author David Mearns
ISBN-10 1743347537
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 416
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A new title from author David Mearns. Pan Macmillan Australia 2013.

The Sea Hunters

The Sea Hunters Author Clive Cussler
ISBN-10 0743480694
Release 2003-09
Pages 396
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Collects accounts of the underwater discoveries made by the author and his team of volunteers dedicated to the exploration of historic wrecks, including the Lexington and the Arkansas.


Goldfinder Author Keith Jessop
ISBN-10 9780471045465
Release 2002-02-28
Pages 432
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The True Story of $100 Million in Lost Russian Gold -and One Man's Lifelong Quest to Recover It Keith Jessop and Neil Hanson "Outstanding, inspiring, and beautifully told. No true tale of the sea makes better reading."-Clive Cussler Here is the true tale of a small-time salvage diver, the crushing depths of the sea, and the richest prize ever found-$100 million in pure gold. Follow salvage diver Keith Jessop as he battles nature, governments, traitors, salvage monopolies, and, of course, lawyers to claim the grand prize of wrecks-the HMS Edinburgh. Filled with ten tons of Russian gold, the ship had been sought by many, but never found. Through unyielding determination, extraordinary physical prowess, and keen intelligence, Keith Jessop risks all to reach his final destination, and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea Author Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-10 1101221577
Release 2001-05-01
Pages 320
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From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hood and Bismarck

Hood and Bismarck Author David Mearns
ISBN-10 0752220357
Release 2001
Pages 224
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The meeting of the Bismarck and HSM Hood in 1941 ended with the destruction of the two battleships and the loss of 3500 lives. This book chronicles the expedition to find the Hood's wreck and reveal the truth about the battle.

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World Author Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN-10 0606197672
Release 2000
Pages 134
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Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, their ship, Endurance, was finally crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men to make a very long and perilous journey across ice ands

Hunting the Hunters

Hunting the Hunters Author Laurens de Groot
ISBN-10 9781472903648
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 256
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A former Dutch police detective outlines his experiences with Sea Shepherd, an international organization protecting marine wildlife, during which he found himself in the middle of a war against a Japanese whaling fleet operating in the Antarctic whale sanctuary.


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ISBN-10 0759209596
Release 1999
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Shipwreck has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shipwreck also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shipwreck book for free.

Frog Tales

Frog Tales Author Mark D Holroyd
ISBN-10 9781483621791
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 458
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We have all heard stories where somebody heard somebody say that they did such and such and the story seems so outlandish it can’t be true. Well here is a lifetime spent living some of those stories. The reader will be transported 600 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean and experience the horror of realising that the helicopter, your only means of getting back to your ship, has just inexplicably flown off over the horizon leaving you floating in a pond where you are now considered food. Or trying to cut your way out of a fishing net that is pressing you down onto the unforgiving shell of a 2000lb WW2 German bomb in visibility that is so bad you can’t tell the difference between dark and light, up or down or even which way the surface of the water is. Climbing down a cliff to recover a hand grenade from under a dead body that has been lying on top of it for 3 months. Then moving a bomb across a building site that is so sensitive spirit levels had to be taped to the top of it to keep it level so it won’t detonate, while only 30m away the UK firework championship contenders have laid out over 80 tons of fireworks in preparation for a three day display. Only three hours before this task began he was dealing with a hand grenade in a shop that was full of gas after the resident had torn the gas metre off the wall because of a dispute with his landlord. This is the stuff films are made of only films like this would clearly have to be put in the fiction genre, surely people don’t do this kind of thing for real? Mark D Holroyd has spent 24 years as a Clearance Diver in the British Royal Navy. His stories are a reflection on a life spent in situations most people would find hard to comprehend, from a diving course where at least 60% of those attempting the course are expected to fail. To escaping from sunken helicopters in complete darkness, this is life on the edge as part of a small elite group of men who make up this secretive part of the Royal Navy. When things get bad and the situation is dire humour is sometimes all that keeps men sane.

Ghost Liners

Ghost Liners Author Robert Ballard
ISBN-10 0316080209
Release 1998-09-01
Pages 64
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Depicts five famous ships that have been lost at sea in modern times, the Empress of Ireland, the Lusitania, the Andrea Doria, the Brittanic, and the Titanic.

438 Days

438 Days Author Jonathan Franklin
ISBN-10 9781501116315
Release 2015-11-17
Pages 288
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“The best survival book in a decade” (Outside magazine), 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.

The Lost Raft

The Lost Raft Author John Haslett
ISBN-10 0615808050
Release 2015-09-26
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Modern explorers set out on the open sea aboard a balsa raft.

A Man and His Ship

A Man and His Ship Author Steven Ujifusa
ISBN-10 9781451645071
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 448
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Documents the story of innovative ship designer William Francis Gibbs, describing the breakthroughs that enabled him to craft high-performance ships of unprecedented versatility.

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable Author Elena Geuna
ISBN-10 8831727699
Release 2017
Pages 336
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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable book for free.