Shipwreck

Author: Richard Platt
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0751364819
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Did you know early lighthouses were used up to 3,000 years ago with woodfires on headlands? Dive deep into the underwater world of shipwrecks, find out the most common causes of sinking and see inside spectacular wrecks full of ancient secrets fromaround the world.

Shipwreck

Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439164566
Format: PDF
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Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.

Shipwreck

Author: Cindy Lou Bailey
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1572584807
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on Paul's admonition to Timothy to keep a pure conscience and hold Faith lest he should become shipwrecked, Shipwreck, How to Hold On to Your Faith looks into some modern maritime disasters seeking the key to lost Faith. This practical little book helps discover areas of pride and bitterness in the life. It opens up the way for the good ship Grace to minister to the heart and restore Hope.You will be drawn into the stories of Bismarck, Titanic and Sir Earnest Shackleton's ship Endurance as you walk through this heart journey, which will strengthen your Faith.Cindy Lou Baily is a senior psychology major studying at Liberty University's Distance Learning Program. Cindy Lou is currently living in Southern Oregon. She and her husband Gene have four home educated children, Elisha 13, Vixie 10, Sylvan 8, and Zion 6.

The General Grant s Gold

Author: Madelene Fergusson Allen
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 1775590208
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The wreck in 1866 of the General Grant in the desolate sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands is one of the world’s great nautical mysteries, a story that still tantalises and thrills. When the ship was crushed in a cave beneath a sheer cliff face, a few crew members and a handful of passengers managed to escape in a lifeboat. For more than two years they lived a hand-to-mouth existence on a nearby island before they were rescued. This story is extraordinary in itself, but soon compelling legends spread that the ship had sunk with a fabulous hoard of gold from the Victorian goldfields. For 140 years, expeditions and bounty hunters have searched for the ship and her elusive cargo. In the relentless seas of the Auckland Islands, it has been a soul-destroying endeavour. Locating the vessel has been difficult enough; finding the gold has proved impossible – unless one of those early expeditions really did find it … In this book Madelene Ferguson Allen and Ken Scadden tell the full story of the voyage from Melbourne, the shipwreck, the plight of the castaways and the search for the gold. At this distance in time, separating the facts from the legends is difficult, but they have scrupulously researched the events of the shipwreck and examined every subsequent search for the gold. The story is more remarkable than fiction, a tale of heroes and cads, heartbreak and loss, hope and despair, hunger and greed. As it has bewitched so many in the past, so it will haunt readers long after the last page is turned.

The Shipwreck Hunter A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

Author: David L. Mearns
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681778289
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This gripping memoir by the world’s foremost marine geologist is an enthralling blend of maritime history, popular science, and Clive Cussler–style adventure. David L. Mearns has discovered some of the world’s most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battleship HMS Hood (sunk in a pyrrhic duel with the Bismarck) to solving the mystery of HMAS Sydney, to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama’s sixteenth century fleet, Mearns has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter chronicles his most intriguing finds. It describes the extraordinary techniques used, the detailed research and mid-ocean stamina (and courage) required to find a wreck thousands of feet beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies. Combining the adventuring derringdo of Indiana Jones with the precision of a scientist, The Shipwreck Hunter opens an illuminating porthole into the shadowy depths of the ocean.

Shipwreck in Art and Literature

Author: Carl Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136161538
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tales of shipwreck have always fascinated audiences, and as a result there is a rich literature of suffering at sea, and an equally rich tradition of visual art depicting this theme. Exploring the shifting semiotics and symbolism of shipwreck, the interdisciplinary essays in this volume provide a history of a major literary and artistic motif as they consider how depictions have varied over time, and across genres and cultures. Simultaneously, they explore the imaginative potential of shipwreck as they consider the many meanings that have historically attached to maritime disaster and suffering at sea. Spanning both popular and high culture, and addressing a range of political, spiritual, aesthetic and environmental concerns, this cross-cultural, comparative study sheds new light on changing attitudes to the sea, especially in the West. In particular, it foregrounds the role played by the maritime in the emergence of Western modernity, and so will appeal not only to those interested in literature and art, but also to scholars in history, geography, international relations, and postcolonial studies.

Shipwreck

Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439519752
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.

Shipwreck

Author: Gordon Thomas
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497658926
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Edgar Award Finalist: A gripping account of one of the most spectacular disasters off the coast of New York—but was it a terrible accident, or arson? In the early morning hours of September 8, 1934, the luxury cruise liner Morro Castle, carrying 316 passengers and 230 officers and crew, caught fire a few hours out of the New York harbor on a return voyage from Havana. The fire spread with terrifying swiftness, transforming the ship into a blazing inferno. One hundred thirty-four people died that night—was it an accident? Writers Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts prove that the disaster was no accident, but was planned, meticulously and deliberately, by an officer of the Morro Castle. His name: George White Rogers, chief radio officer. They also prove that Rogers was responsible for the death of the captain, who was poisoned several hours before the fire broke out. Shipwreck is a spellbinding moment-by-moment account of the Morro Castle’s last voyage, and one of the most spectacular disasters to stir the Atlantic Ocean. Through interviews with survivors, rescuers, and investigators, the authors detail a desperate investigation and the search for a mass murderer. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression and the buildup of World War II, Shipwreck is a sweeping tale of personal heroism, tragedy, and murder.