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Shipwreck

(DK Eyewitness Books)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Here is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Full-color photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures offer a unique view of ships and the lives of those who sailed in them.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published April 3rd 2003 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (first published January 1st 1960)
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Sue
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful pictures, easy to read.
Hava
A book about shipwrecks is bound to be cool, and this book is no exception. Full of beautiful pictures, fascinating stories, and interesting facts, it was a great book. One of the stories I had never heard before was about "The Ghost Ship." From page 9:

"Not every shipping disaster leads to a wreck; some end much more mysteriously. Cast adrift on the Atlantic Ocean, the sailing ship 'Mary Celeste' was found empty but undamaged in December 1872. An abandoned meal lay on a table in the cabin, and
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Grace
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This informational book takes you through the history of shipwrecks, examples of notable ones, the artifacts left behind, and the dangers of open waters. Each blurb of information is accompanied by a number of interesting pictures of rusted coins, the skeleton of a sunken ship and other remnants of shipwrecks that are telling either about the passengers, time period, or both. As someone who lives in the Great Lakes region and has heard the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior (and the ...more
Debbie
An incredible book, Shipwreck covers in a mere 72 pages lots of information about the history of all manner of things connected to shipwrecks. Included are a huge number of pictures of shipwrecks and some of their artifacts, lighthouses, rescuing and some of the tools, and wreck archaeology. There is a short description of the topic on a page or set of pages and then many captions around the several pictures, many photographic cut-outs, of artifacts or tools. It is an excellent introduction to ...more
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 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
Ann
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man, they take a pretty salutary view of oil spills.

I love this book. I learned so much. I haven't gotten the little ones interested in it yet, but am confident I will. The Wreck of the Vasa is one of the most interesting stories of folly I have encountered.
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Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, ocean
I learned how the tent keeps them safe. 3.9 (tent was the inflatable life raft w/ a tent on top)
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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
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