The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books
Title The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books PDF eBook
Author Edward Wilson-Lee
Publisher Scribner
Pages 416
Release 2020-03-10
Genre History
ISBN 1982111402

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This impeccably researched and “adventure-packed” (The Washington Post) account of the obsessive quest by Christopher Columbus’s son to create the greatest library in the world is “the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters” (NPR) and offers a vivid picture of Europe on the verge of becoming modern. At the peak of the Age of Exploration, Hernando Colón sailed with his father Christopher Columbus on his final voyage to the New World, a journey that ended in disaster, bloody mutiny, and shipwreck. After Columbus’s death in 1506, eighteen-year-old Hernando sought to continue—and surpass—his father’s campaign to explore the boundaries of the known world by building a library that would collect everything ever printed: a vast holding organized by summaries and catalogues; really, the first ever database for the exploding diversity of written matter as the printing press proliferated across Europe. Hernando traveled extensively and obsessively amassed his collection based on the groundbreaking conviction that a library of universal knowledge should include “all books, in all languages and on all subjects,” even material often dismissed: ballads, erotica, news pamphlets, almanacs, popular images, romances, fables. The loss of part of his collection to another maritime disaster in 1522, set off the final scramble to complete this sublime project, a race against time to realize a vision of near-impossible perfection. “Magnificent…a thrill on almost every page” (The New York Times Book Review), The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books is a window into sixteenth-century Europe’s information revolution, and a reflection of the passion and intrigues that lie beneath our own insatiable desires to bring order to the world today.


Title Shipwreck PDF eBook
Author Richard Platt
Publisher Kids Play
Pages 0
Release 2005
Genre Shipwrecks
ISBN 9780756610906

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Superb full-color photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures offer a unique "eyewitness" view of ships and the lives of those who sailed in them. Readers discover what caused the "unsinkable" "Titanic" to sink, the hazards faced by ships at sea, and much, much more.


Title Shipwreck PDF eBook
Author Dave Horner
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 353
Release 2021-11-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1493064878

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Based on the exceptional and fascinating eyewitness account of a seventeenth-century Spanish padre, Dave Horner's Shipwreck is the absorbing and true story of two immense galleons that were lost (along with hundreds of passengers and millions of pesos in treasure) to disasters at sea. Shipwreck is an extraordinary literary adventure which interweaves accounts of the many attempts throughout the past three centuries to recover the sunken treasure, including the recent discovery and salvage of one of the galleons by Dave Horner himself. Shipwreck is an outstanding history of true adventure on the high seas, past and present, which is wonderfully enhanced for the reader with 50 photographic illustrations, six maps, four line drawings, seven appendices, as well as bibliographies of archival sources, institutions, original documents or primary works, and a general listing of thematically appropriate titles for further suggested readings.

The Lost Shipwreck of Paul

The Lost Shipwreck of Paul
Title The Lost Shipwreck of Paul PDF eBook
Author Robert Cornuke
Pages 0
Release 2003
Genre Bible
ISBN 9780971410039

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The author's story of his search for the archaeological remains of the anchors of the shipwreck of Saint Paul. In the process he attempts to establish the historicity of the Biblical Book of Acts.


Title Shipwrecks PDF eBook
Author Akira Yoshimura
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 200
Release 2000
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780156008358

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"A thrilling tale of murder and retribution set on the wild seacoast of medieval Japan"--Cover.

Shipwreck (Island Trilogy, Book 1)

Shipwreck (Island Trilogy, Book 1)
Title Shipwreck (Island Trilogy, Book 1) PDF eBook
Author Gordon Korman
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Pages 148
Release 2013-06-25
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0545630746

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An action-packed survival suspense from bestselling and award-winning author Gordon Korman. Six kids. One shipwreck. One desert island.They didn't want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there as punishment, or as a character-building experience. Now the adults are gone, and the quest for survival has begun.


Title Shipwrecked PDF eBook
Author Jamin Wells
Pages 0
Release 2020
ISBN 9781469660905

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The American coastal frontier -- Taming the beach: wreckers and wreck law on the Jersey shore -- Transforming the shore: tourism, lifesavers, and the rise of Quonnie -- Clearing the coast: Captain T.A. Scott, a "True American" -- Shipwreck and spectacle on the modern beach.