Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck

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Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555847968

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek

Das Goldschiff

die größte Schatzsuche des 20. Jahrhunderts

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Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492232562

Category:

Page: 585

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Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics

The Money That Made Mexico and the United States

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Author: Tatiana Seijas,Jake Frederick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265213

Category: History

Page: 196

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Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics traces the linked history of the new nations of Mexico and the United States from the 1770s to the 1860s. Tatiana Seijas and Jake Frederick highlight the common challenges facing both countries in their early decades of independence by exploring the creation of coin money. The remarkable story begins when both countries chose the Spanish piece of eight (silver coin) as their monetary standard. The authors examine how each nation instituted its own currency, designed coins to represent its national ideals, and then spent decades trying to establish the legitimacy of its money. Readers learn about the creation and circulation of money through the stories of a banker in Philadelphia, a Mexican general in Texas, a surveyor in Sonora, and others. The focus on individuals provides an engaging window into the economic history of Mexico and the United States. Seijas and Frederick show how the creation of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos paralleled these countries’ efforts to establish enduring political and economic systems, illustrating why these nations closed the nineteenth century on very different historical trajectories.

Insider's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 1996-1997

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Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761501282

Category: Book editors

Page: 752

View: 9653

No other book gives aspiring authors the inside scoop on the names and specialties of acquisitions editors. This vital information makes all the difference when submitting a book proposal or manuscript by keeping writers of all genres on top of the rapidly changing world of publishing. Who's moved where, who's new to the scene, who's gone for good--it's all here in one big volume.

Cases and Text on Property

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Author: Susan F. French,Gerald Korngold

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 154380960X

Category: Law

Page: 942

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This completely revised and streamlined Seventh Edition of Cases and Text on Property by Susan Fletcher French and Gerald Korngold is smart, compact, and thoughtful. The carefully selected and edited cases and problems give students what they need to learn about Property law in the 21st Century. In addition to ample coverage of traditional Property subjects, the text includes substantial coverage of intellectual property, modern servitudes law, common interest communities, and constitutional limits on governmental power to acquire and regulate property. New to the Seventh Edition: A reorganization of Chapter 4 (Property Rights in Creative Works) to begin with copyright, with notes on the Google and TVEyes cases, and an important new case on patent exhaustion, Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc. Important new cases Marbar, Inc. v. Katz; Craig Wrecking Co. v. S.G. Loewendick & Sons, Inc.; Vallely Investments, L.P. v. Bancamerica Commercial Corp; Sparks v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.; and Coons v. Carstensen A new subsection in Chapter 13 (The Takings Clause) that highlights coverage of the public trust doctrine with two new Supreme Court cases, Murr v. Wisconsin and Horne v. Dep’t of Agriculture The authors have continued to revise and streamline the casebook without adding additional pages to this new edition. Professors and students will benefit from: Traditional cases-and-notes pedagogy with integrated problems Introductory chapters that put contemporary property law in historical context A casebook renowned for its absorbing text and teachable cases that many users have stayed with for the entire span of their careers A casebook well-suited for a 4-unit Property course, but also with sufficient material that it can readily be adapted for a 5- or 6-unit course Teaching materials include: A comprehensive Teacher’s Manual with brief suggestions for teaching every case, answers to questions asked in the notes, and maps and diagrams to explain difficult cases and problems

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

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Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Library Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,Arny, Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States Imprints

Page: N.A

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Goldfinder

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Author: Keith Jessop,Neil Hanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471045462

Category: History

Page: 432

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The True Story of $100 Million in Lost Russian Gold -and One Man's Lifelong Quest to Recover It Keith Jessop and Neil Hanson "Outstanding, inspiring, and beautifully told. No true tale of the sea makes better reading."-Clive Cussler Here is the true tale of a small-time salvage diver, the crushing depths of the sea, and the richest prize ever found-$100 million in pure gold. Follow salvage diver Keith Jessop as he battles nature, governments, traitors, salvage monopolies, and, of course, lawyers to claim the grand prize of wrecks-the HMS Edinburgh. Filled with ten tons of Russian gold, the ship had been sought by many, but never found. Through unyielding determination, extraordinary physical prowess, and keen intelligence, Keith Jessop risks all to reach his final destination, and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

Books in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

International Books in Print

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Author: Archie Rugh,Barbara Hopkinson,K G Saur,K G Saur Books,K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,Irene Izod

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598222894

Category: English imprints

Page: 2500

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Terror

Roman

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Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364111361X

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

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Das große historische Epos – ein einzigartiger Roman England im Jahr 1845: Unter dem Kommando von Sir John Franklin brechen die modernsten Schiffe ihrer Zeit – die „Terror“ und die „Erebus“ – auf, um die legendäre Nord-West-Passage zu finden: den Weg durch das ewige Eis der Arktis in den Pazifik. 130 Männer nehmen an der Expedition teil. Keiner von ihnen wird je zurückkehren. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. Mit „Terror“ lässt Bestsellerautor Dan Simmons eine der geheimnisumwobensten Entdeckerfahrten der Menschheitsgeschichte lebendig werden: John Franklins Suche nach der Nord-West-Passage. Warum ist diese Expedition gescheitert? Wie konnten 130 Männer und zwei Schiffe verschwinden, ohne irgendwelche Spuren zu hinterlassen? Welchem Schrecken, welchem Terror sind sie im ewigen Eis begegnet? Aus diesen bis heute ungeklärten Fragen formt Dan Simmons eine atemberaubend spannende Geschichte, einen Roman, der Sie auf eines der größten Abenteuer mitnimmt, das es je gegeben hat ...

Deep Sea

Eine Reise zum Grund des Ozeans

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Author: James Nestor

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492967353

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Ein Besuch der Apnoe-Weltmeisterschaft wird für James Nestor zum Beginn eines persönlichen Abenteuers: Fasziniert von der Kompromisslosigkeit dieses Sports, erlernt er selbst das Freitauchen. Und fortan zieht es ihn immer tiefer in die verborgene Welt der Ozeane hinab: Er besucht eine Forschungsstation 20 Meter unter der Meeresoberfläche, trifft renommierten Meeresbiologen bei ihrer Arbeit, schwimmt mit Walen und geht im U-Boot auf Tauchstation. Dabei entdeckt er einen unfassbar reichen Lebensraum, mit telepathischen Korallen, leuchtenden Fischen und rätselhaften Riesenkraken. Bis er schließlich den tiefsten Punkt der Erde erreicht – die absolute Grenze für Mensch und Technik. Eine grandiose Entdeckungsreise, die zugleich unseren Wurzeln nachspürt.

Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex

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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641146631

Category: History

Page: 352

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Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.