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LOST WARSHIPS GREAT SHIPWRECKS OF By James Delgado

LOST WARSHIPS GREAT SHIPWRECKS OF by James Delgado

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The history of war at sea - of the rise and fall of empires and sacrifice in the face of battle - lies on the ocean floor. In this book, the underwater tools of archaeology reveal stories of warships from the time of Antony and Cleopatra to the "Saratoga", sunk by a nuclear explosion in 1946.

LOST WARSHIPS GREAT SHIPWRECKS OF Summary

LOST WARSHIPS GREAT SHIPWRECKS OF by James Delgado

A comprehensive and evocative survey of the world's wrecked warships, from the submerged ships of ancient Rome to the nuclear victims at Bikini Atoll. Including underwater photographs of the wrecks as they lie on the ocean floor, and of excavation in progress. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on underwater archaeology. Lost Warships is a 3000 year visit the great, yet understudied, graveyard, memorial and muscum on the ocean's floor, and the warships that lie there. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 images, half in colour, the underwater tools of archaeology reveal stories of the last desperate sea battle of Antony and Cleopatra; Kublai Khan's seaborne invasion of Medieval Japan; a Viking ship sent to the bottom in a fiery death; British ships of the line lost in Colonial wars; the ironclad USS Monitor and the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley, lost during the US Civil War; the scuttled German High Scas Fleet at Scapa Flow; the bombravaged USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor; and the aircraft carrier Saratoga, sunk by a nuclear explosion in 1946 in the first naval tests of atomic weapons. The history of war at sea, of the rise and fall of empires, of valour and cowardice, sacrifice and survival in the face of battle, lies on the ocean's floor. From famous battles to those long forgotten, the lost warships at the bottom of the sea - these spoils of war - have a story to tell.

About James Delgado

James Delgado is an underwater archaeologist and historian who has personally dived on many of the wrecks included, plus an international collection of famous ships from the Titanic to the sunken fleet of Bikini Atoll to the USS Arizona. He is currently working on a television series for The Discovery channel, in concert with Clive Cussler, based on Lost Warships.

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GOR001697913
LOST WARSHIPS GREAT SHIPWRECKS OF by James Delgado
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2001-09-20
228
0851779042
9780851779041
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