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by Peter Chrisp
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0753466112, Hardcover)
Navigate your way through a fantastic range of subjects with this visually spectacular new series. Every spread is brimming with lively text, amazing photographs and artworks, and weblinks and quotes. Panels throughout offer focused information on specific topics.
For action, romance, and adventure, no historical figure can hold a candle to a Pirate. Readers take to the seas and journey back in time to meet some of history's most terrifying characters in this visually-exciting reference. From the earliest records when Cilician pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar, to the 17th-century buccaneer who cut out his victim's heart, and the infamous exploits of the most fearsome pirate-Blackbeard. Along the way, readers will explore a pirate ship, meet some terrifying female pirates and learn about modern piracy. Links and features throughout the book point readers toward contemporary resources to keep the exploration going.
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This visual guide to piracy shows the daily life of seafarers, their terrifying battles, and treacherous travels across the high seas. From the Caribbean to the South China Sea, meet history's most notorious pirates and find out why some of them came to such a sticky end.
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