Sunken Treasure

Paperback | March 16, 1990

byGail Gibbons

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A rotting hull of a ship...lost gold...coins...gems...Sunken Treasure!

Today treasure hunting is a big business. Searchers use metal detectors and sonar to locate treasure on the ocean floor. Divers use high-powered machinery to uncover objects buried in the sand and to raise them to the surface. And more than just treasures are discovered. A whole window into the past is opened up. A salvage can take months or even years. But it's worth it!

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Gibbons describes the big business of searching for sunken treasure, from thefind to preserving and cataloguing the treasure, as well as relating fabuloustales of many famous treasure hunts. Full-color illustrations.

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A rotting hull of a ship...lost gold...coins...gems...Sunken Treasure!Today treasure hunting is a big business. Searchers use metal detectors and sonar to locate treasure on the ocean floor. Divers use high-powered machinery to uncover objects buried in the sand and to raise them to the surface. And more than just treasures are discove...

Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contributionto children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.08 inPublished:March 16, 1990Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064460975

ISBN - 13:9780064460972

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Gibbons describes the big business of searching for sunken treasure, from thefind to preserving and cataloguing the treasure, as well as relating fabuloustales of many famous treasure hunts. Full-color illustrations.

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"An attractive and very informative book, well organized, and easily accessible to younger readers." (The Horn Book)