Shipwrecks by Nick Hunter
  

Synopsis

Shipwrecks by Nick Hunter

Shipwrecks examines the hunt for shipwrecks and the valuable treasures they hold, whether that be gold and jewels, or important artefacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, Shipwrecks offers a cross-curricular 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?

About the Author

Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter has written more than 50 books for young people. He has a degree in modern history and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in children's publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 11

Author

Nick Hunter
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Publisher


www.raintreepublishers.co.u...

Publication date

17th January 2013

ISBN

9781406249705


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