Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks

by Nick Hunter

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Overview

Shipwrecks examines the hunt for shipwrecks and the valuable treasures they hold, whether that be gold and jewels, or important artifacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, "Shipwrecks" offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history, with a fun, dramatic approach. "Shipwrecks" covered in the book include the Tudor Warship the Mary Rose, the Spanish Galleon La Nuestra Senora de Atocha, American Civil War ship SS Republic, and the Titanic: the most famous shipwreck of all. The book also looks at the motives for these searches, and the importance of responsible archaeology: were the treasure hunters driven by personal greed or glory, or did they embark on their quest with a historical interest and a desire to preserve the lost treasures?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410969279
Publisher: Raintree Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Series: Ignite Treasure Hunters Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 45 MB
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Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

Table of Contents

Treasure Beneath the Waves 4

The Mary Rose 8

Treasure Fleet Tragedy 16

SS Republic 24

The "Unsinkable" Titanic 32

Could You Be a Maritime Archaeologist? 42

Timeline 44

Glossary 45

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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