books about: shipwreck
A mesmerizing novel of deception and betrayal from the acclaimed author of Wartime Lies and About Schmidt . John North, a prize-winning American writer, is suddenly beset by dark suspicions about the real value of his work. Over endless hours and bottles of whiskey consumed in a mysterious café called L’Entre Deux Mondes, he recounts, in counterpoint to his doubts, the one story he has never told before, perhaps the only important one ...
Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy A weird series of tales of shipwreck and disaster, from the ...
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The Atlas of Shipwrecks & Treasure: The History, Location, and Treasures of Ships Lost at Sea
The first comprehensive illustrated guide to ships lost at sea and the treasures they have yielded, capturing the romance and the risks of treasure hunting. Find the story of the 40 most significant wrecks, hand-drawn maps of sea-routes, and spectacular color photographs of boats, salvage techniques and recovered treasure.
Shipwreck (Good Reads)
Grass Roots Press, 2011
A retired police detective tells a story from his family's history. This is his story... On a cold winter morning in 1873, a crowd gathers on the shore of a Nova Scotia fishing village. A stormy sea has thrown a ship onto the rocks. The villagers work bravely to save the ship's crew. But many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not ...
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
Crown Books for Young Readers
The harrowing story of the ill-fated Endurance, now in paperback. In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed from England in an attempt to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Five months later and still 100 miles from land, their ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. The expedition survived another five months camping on ice floes, followed by a perilous journey through stormy seas to ...
Isaku is a nine-year-old boy living in a remote, desperately poor fishing village on the coast of Japan. His people catch barely enough fish to live on, and so must distill salt to sell to neighboring villages. But this industry serves another, more sinister purpose: the fires of the salt cauldrons lure passing ships toward the shore and onto rocky shoals. When a ship runs aground, the villagers slaughter the crew and loot the cargo for rice, ...
The Lost Raft: The True Story of Madness, Mutiny, Mud, Sharks, Shipwrecks, Survival, and Extraordinary ...
GREAT ADVENTURES PRESS, 2014
“You won’t be able to put it down.”–National Geographic Adventure Inspired by explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his voyage aboard the raft Kon-Tiki, author John Haslett sets out on a modern-day expedition that quickly turns into a fast-paced journey filled with sharks, shipwrecks, and discovery. “ … harrowing, grueling, breathtaking … to describe (The Lost Raft), the word riveting works best.” –Wend Magazine Haslett’s ...
Shipwrecks: Disasters of the Deep Seas
Arcturus Publishing, 2005
Ships have been overwhelmed by huge waves, consumed by fires, broken apart, sunk by storms and driven onto uncharted rocks. They have collided with icebergs or other ships, been sunk by enemy torpedoes or gunfire, or run aground on unlit coastlines at night. Boilers have exploded. Magazines have ignited. Cargoes have shifted with catastrophic consequences and submarines have submerged never to come up again. Shipwrecks selects the sinkings with ...
Shipwreck (Island, Book 1)
Luke, J.J. Will, Lyssa, Charla, and Ian. They did'nt want to be on the boat in the first place. They didn't want to be stuck at sea with a bunch of strangers. But when you're in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there's no easy way out. And when a terrifying storm hits, there's no way to fully prepare. It's all about survival.
The Shipwreck (The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch Novella)
Glynnis Campbell, 2013
THE SHIPWRECK - THE LEGEND OF RIVENLOCH IS BORN The Origin NOVELLA* for The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch by Glynnis Campbell When his wife and children die, Viking marauder Brandr has nothing left to live for, so he sails away on one final voyage. A storm at sea leaves him shipwrecked, alone, and barely alive on a foreign coastline. Along the Pictish shore, Avril, a warrior maid and the victim of a Viking berserker, banished from her ancestral ...
Discover the mysterious world of shipwrecks and undersea treasure -- how they are recovered and preserved. Here is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Superb full-color photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures offer a unique "eyewitness" view of ships and the lives of those who sailed in them. See the beautifully preserved figurehead of the Hamilton wreck, the ...
Escape (Island #3)
Things were bad enough when Luke, Lyssa, Will, J.J. Ian, and Charla were stuck alone on the island. But now they have company-really bad company. Plus, Will is seriously injured and needs help immediately. Before, escape was something the kids could only hope for. Now it's a matter of life and death.
Shipwreck: A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure
Readers' hearts have long thrilled to gripping tales of golden galleons, tossed by gales and engaged in bloody battle, as heroes triumph and cowards are vanquished in frantic search for treasure. Incredibly, such fantastic stories are now eclipsed by the phenomenal true saga of Shipwreck . In 1654, Padre Diego Rivadeneira watched the immense Spanish galleon Capitana, "Queen of the South Seas," as she sank off Ecuador carrying treasures worth ...
Island II: Survival
Six kids are stuck on a desert island. They have no food. No shelter. Nobody knows they are lost. They must take from the island in order to survive. But what if they're now alone?
The Sinking of the Bounty: The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath (Kindle Single)
The Atavist, 2013
It was one of the strangest sights the Coast Guard pilots had ever seen: a tall-masted wooden ship, the kind that sailed centuries ago, capsizing in the wind and towering waves of Hurricane Sandy off the coast of North Carolina. It looked like something out of a movie--and, in a way, it was. The ship was the Bounty, a replica of a British merchant vessel of the same name whose crew famously mutinied in 1789. She had been built for a Marlon ...
Totally Bound Publishing, 2014
Shipwreck Bay by A.J. Llewellyn How far would you go to repair the damage an affair has done to your marriage? For Marek, giving his husband a 'free pass' to enjoy all the men he's fantasised about is the only solution… Rising architectural superstar Marek makes a stupid mistake in hooking up with a Facebook friend for a fling. His careless behaviour soon devastates his marriage to his loyal husband, Drago. Marek wants to prove ...
Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck (Geronimo Stilton Special Edition)
Geronimo's adventurous sister, Thea, narrates this fabulous adventure that's packed with action, mystery, and friendship! During a marine biology lesson at Mouseford Academy, the Thea Sisters learn about a mysterious shipwreck off Whale Island. According to legend, a very rare diamond called Jasmine's Heart was on the ship when it sank. When biology teacher Professor Van Kraken disappears, the Thea Sisters have to dive into the deep ocean to ...
Shipwreck on the Pirate Islands (Geronimo Stilton, No. 18)
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. My sister had come up with a new way to torment me. She'd combined my two least favorite things - travel and ghosts! Thea had heard rumors of a haunted pirate treasure buried on a desert island. And before I could say "avast ye scurvy rats," she'd ...
Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes
Thunder Bay Press
Containing almost a fifth of the world's fresh water, the Great Lakes system of Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario in North America are vast inland expanses, and subject to the same hazards for shipping more commonly found on the high seas. Since the seventeenth century, when the first wooden vessels of colonists and adventurers set a course across them, the lakes have claimed many ships as well as the lives of those unfortunates ...
Shipwrecks In The Americas
Robert F. Marx
Superb well-researched guide to every major shipwreck in the western hemisphere, from time of Columbus to ca. 1825. Expert advice on locating, surveying, excavating, identifying, and preserving artifacts from sunken vessels. Also detailed catalog of wrecks arranged by year and locality — over 300 pages and 4,000 listings. 73 illustrations. Bibliography.
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