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  • Published: London ; New York : DK, 2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: Rev. ed.
  • Description: 72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0756610893 (trade bdg.)
  • 9780756610890 (trade bdg.)
  • 0756610907 (lib. bdg.)
  • 9780756610906 (lib. bdg.)


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by Platt, Richard.

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Call number: J 910.452 Pl

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At head of title: Eyewitness.

"Discover the world of shipwrecks and an amazing wealth of undersea treasure"--Cover.

Includes index.

Rocks, wrecks, and rescues -- Hazards of the sea -- Ancient wrecks First quests for wrecks -- Far Eastern junks -- Raising the Mary Rose -- British shipwrecks -- Wreck of the Armada -- Lost in Lake Ontario -- Unveiling the Vasa -- "Unsinkable" Titanic -- Oil tanker disasters -- Navigation -- Guiding lights -- Communications -- Shipwreck survivors -- Air and sea rescues -- Lifeboat equipment -- Early diving -- Scuba diving -- Deep-sea exploration -- Wreck location and recovery -- Life on board ship -- Lost cargoes -- Reconstruction and preservation -- Art of shipwrecks.

Describes the history of shipwrecks, famous wrecks, causes, navigation and rescue techniques, and underwater archeology and the exploration of wrecks.

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