by Nigel Marsh
Exploring Shipwrecks is a fascinating new book for young readers with a passion to explore the depths of the oceans, but without getting wet.
Full of fascinating facts and figures, Exploring Shipwrecks takes the young reader on a journey of discovery, submerging into the mysterious world of ships lost at sea. Designed for children aged 7-13, 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.
In addition, the book details how ships are completely transformed after they settle on the sea floor, changing into beautiful reefs that are home to a wide variety of marine life. The deeper one gets into the pages of Exploring Shipwrecks the more mysteries of the deep will unfold, including the history of real shipwrecks from around the world. The featured shipwrecks are ones that divers and snorkelers can explore and each has an intriguing story to tell. Like the ship that vanished and became a ghost ship, or the ship that sank upside down, and even the ship that was sunk by a volcano. 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.
About the author: Nigel Marsh is an Australian underwater photographer and photo journalist who's work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and books, both in Australia and overseas.Nigel has dived extensively around Australia, especially the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea and also throughout Asia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Caribbean. His underwater photographs have won a number of international photographic competitions.