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Pirate

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In this spectacular and informative guide to the dangerous and adventurous life of piracy, privateering, and buccaneering, superb, full color photographs of weapons, ships, flags, maps, and treasure offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of pirate life on the high seas.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published May 21st 2007 by DK Children (first published January 1st 1960)
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Anne Smith
Feb 12, 2012 Anne Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I shared this book with a year 2 boy whilst on my alternative placement. He was totally enthralled by the information and pictures.

The book has many chapters detailing the lives of pirates. It has links to history with the pirates of ancient Greece section and further links with pirates of the Roman world. It also has links with Geography with a section on navigation and maps. Children can learn of the fates of prisoners that were captured by pirates and discover the amazing treasures they amas
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Abid
Jun 17, 2012 Abid rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pirates give scope to the lives of pirates. It links to history with the pirates of Ancient Greece section, and further links with pirates of the Roman world. There are also geographical links with a section on navigation and maps. The book details about the fates of prisoners that were captured by pirates and discover the wonderful treasures they accumulated. It further informs about the lives of pirates at sea on famous ships such as the Jolly Roger, and explains the limitations of their food ...more
Kaylee
Feb 20, 2015 Kaylee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Lots of interesting facts and pictures!
Timothy Boyd
Feb 14, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK I know these are supposed to be kid books but they are awesome! Great pictures and just enough text to make you want to learn more. Great choices for a beginning history reader or to start an older reader out in a new area. Every time I pick one of these up and read it I learn new things. Highly Recommended
Avaladez1
This book is a long and interisting history based on the art of piracy.The book explains a lot about the pirates of the carrabien, the vikings, and the medditerainian sea pirates.The pirates i like best are the carrabien ones because they commanded all the islands around it. Some say they still haunt the bermuda triangle. I still think its a mith. Better leave it to the mithbusters!
The reason I chose this book is because I was very curious as to why they did what they did. Ounce I found outu i
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Kristina
Apr 15, 2013 Kristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Has table of contents, glossary and index. Has very detailed information on many different subtopics. Has lots of pictures of real artifacts. More detailed than the other eye witness book. Has a section on pirates in theatre, slavery and navigation. For more advanced readers 3rd and above.
Theresa
sketches and pictures of artifacts and information about pirates and how people lived during the height of pirate attctions, including how they died
Stephanie
Jul 06, 2009 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: research
I love using these DK books for research, it's amazing what you can discover from children's books.
Cara
Typical eyewitness book
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Richard Platt is the author of more than sixty informative books for young readers, and he also writes for innovative multimedia projects. Some of his most popular works have been collaborations with illustrator Stephen Biesty on the "Cross-Sections" series. After a failed attempt to forge a career as a photographer, Platt discovered that he had a knack for writing. "I started writing abou
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