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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea (Windsor Selections) - Gary Kinder
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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea (Windsor Selections) - hardcover

1999, ISBN: 0754012158

Hardcover, [EAN: 9780754012153], Large Print, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Book, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], 1999-02-01, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, The facts speak for themselves. In 1857, the Central America, a sidewheel steamer ferrying passengers fresh from the gold rush of California to New York and laden with 21 tons of California gold, encountered a severe storm off the Carolina coast and sank, carrying more than 400 passengers and all her cargo with her. She then sat for 132 years, 200 miles offshore and almost two miles below the ocean's surface--a depth at which she was assumed to be unrecoverable--until 1989, when a deep-water research vessel sailed into the harbour at Norfolk, Virginia, fat with salvaged gold coins and bullion estimated to be worth $1 billion. Author Gary Kinder wisely lets the story of the Columbus-America Dicovery Group, led by maverick scientist and entrepreneur Tommy Thompson, unfold without hyperbole. Kinder interweaves the tale of the Central America and her passengers and crew with Thompson's own story of growing up landlocked in Ohio. An irrepressible tinkerer and explorer even in his childhood days, his progress to adulthood as a young man who always had "7 to 14" projects on the table or spinning in his head adds fascinating texture and depth to the story. One of those projects would become the unlikely recovery of the stricken steamer, and the resourcefulness and drive with which the project proceeds is contrasted poignantly in the narrative with the Central America's doomed battle to stay afloat in 1857. Thompson, who spent nearly a decade planning and organizing his recovery effort, emerges as one of the great unsung adventurers of these times (the technical innovations alone required for such a task produced a windfall for the scientific community and defined a new state of the art for deep-sea explorers and treasure hunters), and the story of the steamer's sinking is compelling enough to make any reader wonder why the Central America sinking hasn't achieved greater notoriety in this Titanic-dominated area., 659900, Business & Economic History, 659886, Biographies & Histories, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 268170, Labour, 268153, Economics, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 268241, Health & Safety, 659890, Reference & Education, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772024, Shipwrecks, 772016, Maritime History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 278066, Discovery & Exploration, 271389, Other Historical Subjects, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 922322, Health & Safety, 922314, Production, Manufacturing & Operational, 278115, Engineering & Technology, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 83, Travel & Holiday, 276601, Atlases & Maps, 400040, Countries & Regions, 279792, Guidebook Series, 279898, Speciality Travel, 279915, Travel Writing, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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1989, ISBN: 0754012158

Hardcover, [EAN: 9780754012153], Large Print, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Book, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, The facts speak for themselves. In 1857, the Central America, a sidewheel steamer ferrying passengers fresh from the gold rush of California to New York and laden with 21 tons of California gold, encountered a severe storm off the Carolina coast and sank, carrying more than 400 passengers and all her cargo with her. She then sat for 132 years, 200 miles offshore and almost two miles below the ocean's surface--a depth at which she was assumed to be unrecoverable--until 1989, when a deep-water research vessel sailed into the harbour at Norfolk, Virginia, fat with salvaged gold coins and bullion estimated to be worth $1 billion. Author Gary Kinder wisely lets the story of the Columbus-America Dicovery Group, led by maverick scientist and entrepreneur Tommy Thompson, unfold without hyperbole. Kinder interweaves the tale of the Central America and her passengers and crew with Thompson's own story of growing up landlocked in Ohio. An irrepressible tinkerer and explorer even in his childhood days, his progress to adulthood as a young man who always had "7 to 14" projects on the table or spinning in his head adds fascinating texture and depth to the story. One of those projects would become the unlikely recovery of the stricken steamer, and the resourcefulness and drive with which the project proceeds is contrasted poignantly in the narrative with the Central America's doomed battle to stay afloat in 1857. Thompson, who spent nearly a decade planning and organizing his recovery effort, emerges as one of the great unsung adventurers of these times (the technical innovations alone required for such a task produced a windfall for the scientific community and defined a new state of the art for deep-sea explorers and treasure hunters), and the story of the steamer's sinking is compelling enough to make any reader wonder why the Central America sinking hasn't achieved greater notoriety in this Titanic-dominated area., 659900, Business & Economic History, 659886, Biographies & Histories, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 268170, Labour, 268153, Economics, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 268241, Health & Safety, 659890, Reference & Education, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772024, Shipwrecks, 772016, Maritime History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 278066, Discovery & Exploration, 271389, Other Historical Subjects, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 922322, Health & Safety, 922314, Production, Manufacturing & Operational, 278115, Engineering & Technology, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 83, Travel & Holiday, 276601, Atlases & Maps, 400040, Countries & Regions, 279792, Guidebook Series, 279898, Speciality Travel, 13392191, Tourism & Leisure Studies, 279915, Travel Writing, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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1999, ISBN: 0754012158

Hardcover, [EAN: 9780754012153], Large Print, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Book, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], 1999-02-01, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, The facts speak for themselves. In 1857, the Central America, a sidewheel steamer ferrying passengers fresh from the gold rush of California to New York and laden with 21 tons of California gold, encountered a severe storm off the Carolina coast and sank, carrying more than 400 passengers and all her cargo with her. She then sat for 132 years, 200 miles offshore and almost two miles below the ocean's surface--a depth at which she was assumed to be unrecoverable--until 1989, when a deep-water research vessel sailed into the harbour at Norfolk, Virginia, fat with salvaged gold coins and bullion estimated to be worth $1 billion. Author Gary Kinder wisely lets the story of the Columbus-America Dicovery Group, led by maverick scientist and entrepreneur Tommy Thompson, unfold without hyperbole. Kinder interweaves the tale of the Central America and her passengers and crew with Thompson's own story of growing up landlocked in Ohio. An irrepressible tinkerer and explorer even in his childhood days, his progress to adulthood as a young man who always had "7 to 14" projects on the table or spinning in his head adds fascinating texture and depth to the story. One of those projects would become the unlikely recovery of the stricken steamer, and the resourcefulness and drive with which the project proceeds is contrasted poignantly in the narrative with the Central America's doomed battle to stay afloat in 1857. Thompson, who spent nearly a decade planning and organizing his recovery effort, emerges as one of the great unsung adventurers of these times (the technical innovations alone required for such a task produced a windfall for the scientific community and defined a new state of the art for deep-sea explorers and treasure hunters), and the story of the steamer's sinking is compelling enough to make any reader wonder why the Central America sinking hasn't achieved greater notoriety in this Titanic-dominated area., 659900, Business & Economic History, 659886, Biographies & Histories, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 268170, Labour, 268153, Economics, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 268241, Health & Safety, 659890, Reference & Education, 68, Business, Finance & Law, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 278066, Discovery & Exploration, 771718, World History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 922322, Health & Safety, 922314, Production, Manufacturing & Operational, 278115, Engineering & Technology, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 83, Travel & Holiday, 276601, Atlases & Maps, 400040, Countries & Regions, 279792, Guidebook Series, 279898, Speciality Travel, 279915, Travel Writing, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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1989, ISBN: 0754012158

[SR: 3478678], Gebundene Ausgabe, [EAN: 9780754012153], Großdruck, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Book, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, The facts speak for themselves. In 1857, the Central America, a sidewheel steamer ferrying passengers fresh from the gold rush of California to New York and laden with 21 tons of California gold, encountered a severe storm off the Carolina coast and sank, carrying more than 400 passengers and all her cargo down with her. She then sat for 132 years, 200 miles offshore and almost two miles below the ocean's surface--a depth at which she was assumed to be unrecoverable--until 1989, when a deep-water research vessel sailed into the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, fat with salvaged gold coins and bullion estimated to be worth one billion dollars. Author Gary Kinder wisely lets the story of the Columbus-America Discovery Group, led by maverick scientist and entrepreneur Tommy Thompson, unfold without hyperbole. Kinder interweaves the tale of the Central America and her passengers and crew with Thompson's own story of growing up landlocked in Ohio, an irrepressible tinkerer and explorer even in his childhood days, and his progress to adulthood as a young man who always had "7 to 14" projects on the table or spinning in his head at any given moment. One of those projects would become the preposterous recovery of the stricken steamer, and the resourcefulness and later urgency with which the project would proceed is contrasted poignantly with the Central America's doomed battle in 1857 to stay afloat. Thompson, who spent nearly a decade planning and organizing his recovery effort, emerges as one of the great unsung adventurers of these times (the technical innovations alone required for such a task produced a windfall for the scientific community and defined a new state of the art for deep-sea explorers and treasure hunters), and the story of the steamer's sinking is compelling enough to make any reader wonder why the Central America sinking isn't synonymous with shipwreck in this Titanic-happy age. --Tjames Madison, 58221011, Arbeit & Industrielle Revolution, 58202011, Wirtschaftswissenschaften, 58173011, Business, Karriere & Geld, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 356084011, Populäre Wirtschaftswissenschaften, 58173011, Business, Karriere & Geld, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 65614011, Expeditionen & Entdeckungsreisen, 65597011, Weltgeschichte, 65140011, Geschichte, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 60554011, Sicherheit & Gesundheit, 60543011, Industrie, Herstellung & Abläufe, 60448011, Ingenieurwesen & Technik, 60447011, Architektur, Technik & Ingenieurswesen, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 56446011, Sicherheit & Gesundheit, 56441011, Technologie, 56047011, Wissenschaft, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher

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Hardcover, [EAN: 9780754012153], Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Book, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, The full horror as the mighty Central American, a ship carrying almost 600 people and a wealth of gold, sank in a "perfect hurricane" in 1857 is brilliantly re-created in the audio version of Ship of Gold. Gary Kinder's book cries out for audio interpretation due to its abundance of dramatic descriptions from that hellish night. "The hoarse screams of 500 men rose as she began a slow watery spin--the water turning faster and faster and faster until the swirling vortex sucked the men into a suffocating darkness with the once majestic steamer." Bruce Davison delivers Kinder's rich, descriptive narrative with appropriate drama and flair. It is truly a delight to hear this incredible story read out loud. The chilling testimonies of passengers and crew are also convincingly re-enacted by Davison, who assumes the voices of frightened young women, exhausted crew men, and the steadfast voice of the brave Captain Herndon as he fights to keep his ship afloat. Davison is rather soft spoken, which makes for a pleasant listening experience, especially because the tapes run for five hours. It really is impossible not to become fully engrossed in this fascinating story of a ship's demise, and the subsequent operation to recover her treasure some 130 years later. (Running time: five hours, four cassettes) --Naomi Gesinger, 935644, Labour & Industrial Relations, 935606, Economics, 935522, Business & Investing, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 935532, Labour Policy, 355943011, Popular Economics, 935522, Business & Investing, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 951634, Labour & Industrial Relations, 951594, Economics, 951502, Accounting & Finance, 950756, Professional & Technical, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 387189011, Safety & Health, 387177011, Industrial, Manufacturing & Operational Systems, 387057011, Engineering, 950756, Professional & Technical, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 956798, Safety & Health, 956788, Technology, 956280, Science & Math, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 960696, Travel, 960698, Africa, 960770, Asia, 962056, Atlases & Maps, 960896, Australia & South Pacific, 962068, Books on Cassette, 960930, Canada, 960950, Caribbean, 960990, Europe, 961276, Guidebook Series, 961422, Latin America, 961490, Middle East, 16256131, North America, 961516, Polar Regions, 961242, Reference & Tips, 16256141, South America, 961522, Specialty Travel, 961664, United States, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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The facts speak for themselves. In 1857, the Central America, a sidewheel steamer ferrying passengers fresh from the gold rush of California to New York and laden with 21 tons of California gold, encountered a severe storm off the Carolina coast and sank, carrying more than 400 passengers and all her cargo with her. She then sat for 132 years, 200 miles offshore and almost two miles below the ocean's surface--a depth at which she was assumed to be unrecoverable--until 1989, when a deep-water research vessel sailed into the harbour at Norfolk, Virginia, fat with salvaged gold coins and bullion estimated to be worth $1 billion.

Author Gary Kinder wisely lets the story of the Columbus-America Dicovery Group, led by maverick scientist and entrepreneur Tommy Thompson, unfold without hyperbole. Kinder interweaves the tale of the Central America and her passengers and crew with Thompson's own story of growing up landlocked in Ohio. An irrepressible tinkerer and explorer even in his childhood days, his progress to adulthood as a young man who always had "7 to 14" projects on the table or spinning in his head adds fascinating texture and depth to the story. One of those projects would become the unlikely recovery of the stricken steamer, and the resourcefulness and drive with which the project proceeds is contrasted poignantly in the narrative with the Central America's doomed battle to stay afloat in 1857.

Thompson, who spent nearly a decade planning and organizing his recovery effort, emerges as one of the great unsung adventurers of these times (the technical innovations alone required for such a task produced a windfall for the scientific community and defined a new state of the art for deep-sea explorers and treasure hunters), and the story of the steamer's sinking is compelling enough to make any reader wonder why the Central America sinking hasn't achieved greater notoriety in this Titanic-dominated area.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780754012153
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0754012158
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Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C

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