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Shipwrecks: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea epub

by Mary M. Cerullo


Shipwrecks: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea epub

ISBN: 0525479686

ISBN13: 978-0525479680

Author: Mary M. Cerullo

Category: For Children

Subcategory: Animals

Language: English

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (December 1, 2009)

Pages: 64 pages

ePUB book: 1525 kb

FB2 book: 1134 kb

Rating: 4.8

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Shipwrecks: Exploring Su. .has been added to your Cart. Cerullo takes partial advantage of these elements by zeroing in on two wrecks: the Henrietta Marie, sunk in 1700 near the Florida Keys, and the Portland, sunk in 1898 off the coast of Massachusetts

Shipwrecks: Exploring Su. Cerullo takes partial advantage of these elements by zeroing in on two wrecks: the Henrietta Marie, sunk in 1700 near the Florida Keys, and the Portland, sunk in 1898 off the coast of Massachusetts. The book makes the convincing case that these wrecks are important not only for historical reasons but also for the underwater ecosystems their structures now host. Though the pictures and descriptions of sea life are reasonably well done, the dramas of the sinkings are the real hook.

Mary Cerullo’s informational book, SHIPWRECKS: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath The Sea, appeals to their natural curiosity intertwining underwater archeology, history and environmentalism. The author successfully integrates the past and present in a nicely designed, clearly written volume. The narration concentrates on the discovery of two sunken vessels: the eighteenth century Henrietta Marie, the only slave ship to have been found and documented in the Western Hemisphere, and the Portland, a luxury steamship which famously gave its name to the 1898 nor’easter.

Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea. By Mary M. Cerullo. This book documents the histories of two shipwrecks, describing their final voyages as revealed by the objects found around the wreckage and sharing the tales of lost. see all. This book documents the histories of two shipwrecks, describing their final voyages as revealed by the objects found around the wreckage and sharing the tales of lost families and fabled gold that motivated their discoveries.

Find out what underwater explorers discovered in these sunken cities beneath the sea. Author: Cerullo, Mary M.

The first is the Henrietta Marve, a slave trader that sunk off Florida in 1700. The second, an elegant steamer with crew members from a thriving middle-class black community in Maine

Formatted Contents Note: A ship reborn Beneath tropical seas Coral community creates a sunken city Beneath New England waves A sanctuary within a sanctuary Murder, mystery, and marine life

Formatted Contents Note: A ship reborn Beneath tropical seas Coral community creates a sunken city Beneath New England waves A sanctuary within a sanctuary Murder, mystery, and marine life. Summary, et. An exploration of two strikingly different shipwrecks. For those who know how to interpret its secrets, a sunken ship has many tales to tell. The stories of the lives of those aboard its last voyage are revealed in the objects scattered around the shipwreck. Then there are the stories of the many ocean creatures that have found a home inside the broken hull.

Shipwrecks : Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea. An exploration of two strikingly different shipwrecks For those who know how to interpret its secrets, a sunken ship has many tales to tell.

Shipwrecks: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea, 2009, NY: Dutton. Stunning images of undersea life including sunken ships, tropical fish, and marine exploration highlight this diverse work packed with information ranging from the discovery of the sunken slave ship Henrietta Marie to discussions of the wondrous array of sea life that makes its home within such wreckage. If there were a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of the sea, it would be Mainers Mary Cerullo and Bill Curtsinge. ary Cerullo is the master of writing extremely detailed, yet crystal clear text that brings detail of Curtsinger’s photographs to full life. Curious City, Where kids and books meet.

Two shipwrecks, separated by two thousand miles and two centuries . This book covers the background of important sunken ships in history. The second, an elegant steamer with crew members from a thriving middle-class black community in Maine. Find out what underwater explorers discovered in these sunken cities beneath the se. (more). With colorful pictures and interesting facts, this book is great for many ages.

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The ocean floor is a veritable carpet of marine life.

Here in the bay, waters can reach temperatures of less than 2 degrees Celsius. In preparation, James dons a special thermal wet suit to protect himself against the cold. The ocean floor is a veritable carpet of marine life. Eventually, James and his guides discover a large sunken ship, and spend some time exploring it. Almost completely intact at the time of its sinking, this ghost ship remains a remarkably well-preserved specimen, almost frozen in time, 20 meters below. After this dive, James travels to a fjord off the coast of Norway at the other end of the Barents Sea.

An exploration of two strikingly different shipwrecks

For those who know how to interpret its secrets, a sunken ship has many tales to tell. The stories of the lives of those aboard its last voyage are revealed in the objects scattered around the shipwreck. Then there are the stories of the many ocean creatures that have found a home inside the broken hull.

Two shipwrecks, separated by two thousand miles and two centuries, share a common history of life, death, and rebirth. The first is the Henrietta Marve, a slave trader that sunk off Florida in 1700. The second, an elegant steamer with crew members from a thriving middle-class black community in Maine. Each of their stories starts with underwater exploration, one a search for fabled gold, the other for families lost at sea. Find out what underwater explorers discovered in these sunken cities beneath the sea.

I just purchased this for our 6-year-old grandson, and he loves it. Lot of information, along with excellent photos and illustrations. It's appropriate for children in the six to 9 year old range.
rather brief for a real book
I bought this for a 12 year old and he really likes sunken ships and things and he seemed to really like this book. It was informational and had nice pics at the same time.
Captain Thomas Chamberlain and his crew most likely became more and more fearful and hurricane force winds buffeted the "Henrietta Marie." The ship went down "thirty-five miles west of the Florida Keys" in 1700 and was not discovered until 1972 on the sandy ocean floor In "about twenty-five feet of murky water." Corey Malcom directed the search and his divers used everything from ping pong paddles to move the sand to a magnetometer, a "survey tool" used to find iron objects. Creatures of the deep had made their home in and around the ship, but the crew began to find some interesting things. They found "almost one hundred pairs" of shackles. Just what kind of a ship was this and what kinds of secrets were hidden on the bottom of the ocean floor?

Almost two centuries later another ship dubbed the "Portland" ran into a similar situation. On November 16, 1898, a storm named "The Portland Gale" after this luxury ship, an "overnight boat," began to batter it mercilessly. It was later theorized that the ship suffered a slow and terrifying death. One hundred ninety-two passengers and crew perished. Only forty bodies were recovered, but the most mystifying things were the "watches [that] washed ashore." They all said 9:30, but was this in the morning or at night? The ship was not located until 1978, but how did they find it and what would they discover because "fishes are the crew of the `Portland' now?"

The reader will be mesmerized by the shipwrecks and will also learn how they became magnets "for marine creatures." Everyone loves a treasure hunt and this book was exciting from the first page to the last. We not only learn about these mysterious ships, but also about a "living ocean community, where marine animals have made their home in a sanctuary that suddenly appeared in the vastness of the ocean." Learning about the marine life was almost as interesting for me as the shipwrecks. Each ship attracted a different type of life. There are numerous informative sidebars, photographs and reproductions of historical ephemera. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary and additional suggestions of things the reader can do. This was one fun book that you won't regret adding to your library!
Bought this book for my teenage son. He has really been enjoying it. We were pleased with the book and service we received.