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EXPLORING SHIPWRECKS takes the young reader on a journey of discovery, submerging into the mysterious world of ships lost at sea. Designed for children of all ages, the book takes a detailed look at why ships sink, what happens after they sink, how shipwrecks are discovered and salvaged and also looks at those most fascinating of all shipwrecks, the ones that sank full of treasure.

The deeper one gets into the pages of the book, the more mysteries of the deep will unfold, including the history of real shipwrecks from around the world.

Full of wonderful photographs, EXPLORING SHIPWRECKS is a book that will educate and entertain the young reader and will introduce them into the mysterious world beneath the waves, into the realm of shipwrecks.


64 pages, hard cover, size - 285mm x 220mm

ISBN: 9781921580178

Published by New Holland, Jan 2016

RRP $AUD 19.95

"Diving is so fascinating that you cannot start early enough. Therefore, Nigel Marsh brings another book in his children diving book series, titled Exploring Shipwrecks. The book Exploring Shipwrecks teaches children about shipwrecks. This book walks the young reader through educational chapters with topics such as: How ships sink and what happens when a ship sinks? It also explains clearly how a ship transforms into a reef and that it attracts marine life. On the basis of a 'before' and 'after' pictures, with five intervening years, you can see the difference of coral growth on a shipwreck. Then the book continues with fascinating facts and figures such as: How to find old wrecks? How a shipwreck is salvaged and what treasures can be found there?

The young reader can 'explore' a number of underwater wrecks through great photos. Take the USAT Liberty on Bali in Indonesia. The photo shows the inside of this 125-meter-long cargo wreck and the text describes large schools of trevally. The number of words per page is limited and there are many frameworks with matching questions, therefore the focus on learning will not weaken and the material stays interesting. In addition, you read fun facts: after a 17 years search they found the most precious Spanish galleon in Florida, Nuestra SeƱora de Atocha, with a wealthy treasure of 450 million dollars. This book is highly recommended for the young aspiring diver who wants to know more about wrecks."


Review by Carlo Vreugde, editor of the Dutch/Belgium Dive Magazine Duiken

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