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Title:
The history of shipwrecks
Author:
Konstam, Angus.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Lyons Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781558219700
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A full-color guide to the ships and treasures at the bottom of the sea.


Author Notes

Originally from the Orkney Islands, Angus Konstam was the curator of arms and armor at the Tower of London and is currently the chief curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, FL, setting up major exhibitions throughout the eastern seaboard of North America. He is the author of Historical Atlas of Exploration for Facts On File/Checkmark Books and lives in Key West.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Two new lavishly illustrated books authored by maritime scholar Konstam provide a treasure trove of seafaring history, lore, and legend. The History of Pirates chronicles the evolution of piracy from antiquity to the present. In addition to offering a historical overview of this fascinating subject, Konstam profiles individual pirates, explores infamous vessels, and compares and contrasts various pirate regions and eras. He does a commendable job of separating fact from fiction while still preserving and communicating the essential mystique of piracy that has captivated the imaginations of generations of sea lovers. In Shipwrecks both the prelude to and the aftermath of each notable shipwreck are explored in depth. Especially interesting is the space devoted to daring sea rescues, painstaking salvage efforts, and the fledgling science of underwater archaeology. While most readers are familiar with the tragic tale of the Titanic, Konstam introduces a host of equally compelling maritime disasters that will enthrall serious students and casual browsers. --Margaret Flanagan