Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550024982
Category: Nature
Page: 260
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Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters?

The Titanic Conspiracy

Cover-ups and Mysteries of the World's Most Famous Sea Disaster
Author: Robin Gardiner
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806518909
Category: History
Page: 336
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Examines contradictory evidence from official inquiries, transcripts of radio transmisions, and reports of relics recovered from the downed ship

The World's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries

Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780888821942
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 212
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Accompany the Fanthorpes on their intriguing investigations in Canada and worldwide, through years of research into the unexplained.

Shots at Sea

A Houdini & Nate Mystery
Author: Tom Lalicki
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429994002
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Young Nate Fuller is ready for adventure as he boards the Lusitania, the biggest, grandest ocean liner ever to sail the seas. Nate is hoping to sharpen his detective skills with some help from his mentor, Harry Houdini, and to rub elbows with Teddy Roosevelt, as both legendary men are also making the voyage. Everything seems set for a smooth journey to England. Then shots ring out! A cunning would-be killer tries to assassinate the former president. As the waters become choppier, Nate and Houdini must race to find and foil their suspect before he makes a second attempt. With the fast pacing and clever historical detailing that made Danger in the Dark such a "thoroughly enjoyable" read (Kirkus Reviews), Tom Lalicki has created another first-class setting and suspense-filled story line, including revealing details of one of Houdini's famous tricks. Shots at Sea is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Ghost Ship

The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew
Author: Brian Hicks
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345466659
Category: History
Page: 288
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An investigation into the unsolved disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste in 1872 draws on previously unpublished letters and photographs, as well as new theories and discoveries, to explain what may have happened. By the author of Raising the Hunley. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Lost at Sea

The Jon Ronson Mysteries
Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594631956
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 481
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Profiles the eccentricities of contemporary culture and the strange things in which people believe, in an investigation of such topics as indigo children, the Insane Clown Posse's juggalo fans, and assisted suicide practitioners.

Fatal Dive

Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion
Author: Peter F. Stevens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596987685
Category: History
Page: 352
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Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion by Peter F. Stevens reveals the incredible true story of the search for and discovery of the USS Grunion. Discovered in 2006 after a decades-long, high-risk search by the Abele brothers—whose father commanded the submarine and met his untimely death aboard it—one question remained: what sank the USS Grunion? Was it a round from a Japanese ship, a catastrophic mechanical failure, or something else—one of the sub’s own torpedoes? For almost half the war, submarine skippers’ complaints about the MK 14 torpedo’s dangerous flaws were ignored by naval brass, who sent the subs out with the defective weapon. Fatal Dive is the first book that documents the entire saga of the ship and its crew and provides compelling evidence that the Grunion was a victim of “The Great Torpedo Scandal of 1941-43.” Fatal Dive finally lays to rest one of World War II’s greatest mysteries.

A Great Sea Mystery - The True Story of the "Mary Celeste"

Author: J. Lockhart
Publisher: Hesperides Press
ISBN: 1406796344
Category: History
Page: 144
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A Great Sea Mystery - The True Story of The "Mary Celeste" - Lockhart, J., G. Much has been written about the famous derelict, found in mid-ocean without a soul aboard or a clue to explain why she had been abandoned. From time to time solutions have appeared from the records of some alleged survivor or eye-witness, but, as Mr. Lockhart shows, such solutions are all spurious. The mystery remains to puzzle and to fascinate losing none of its attraction with the passage of years. Here for the first time the facts, taken from official and authoritative documents, are given in full, and the various explanations are in turn examined and refuted. Finally, Mr. Lockhart, from information obtained from unquestionable sources, discloses what is undoubtedly the genuine solution of this greatest of all mysteries of the sea. Contents Include: - The Finding of the Ship - The Mary Celeste - At Gibraltar - Some Theories - The Story of Habakuk Jephson - "Solutions" - More Solutions - The Story of Abel F

Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained

A Compelling Collection of the World's Most Perplexing Phenomena
Author: Lucy Doncaster,Andrew Holland
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1848588364
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 382
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Examines strange and unexplained phenomena, including disappearances, ghosts, curses, wierd nature, UFO's and more.

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459720636
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 260
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Seas and oceans cover most of the Earth’s surface, yet we know less about what lies beneath them than we do about stars and planets millions of miles away. The seas are filled with intriguing mysteries: How were they formed? What gave rise to stories of sirens, mermaids, and mermen? Where did the old pirates and buccaneers hide their treasure? The answers to these questions and more can be found in Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea.

100 of the World's Greatest Mysteries

Author: E. Randall Floyd
Publisher: Harbor House
ISBN: 9781891799051
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 305
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Comprehensive collection of unexplained phenomena, science mysteries and historical oddities ranging from Big Bang and Killer comets to poltergeist and alien abductions.

Famous Mysteries

Curious and Fantastic Riddles of Human Life that Have Never Been Solved
Author: John Elfreth Watkins
Publisher: N.A
Page: 267
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The Mary Celeste

Author: iMinds
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1921761210
Category: Science
Page: 5
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In December 1872, a ship was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship's sails were raised and it was in a seaworthy condition. Yet it appeared to be bobbing quite strangely rather than sailing. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the crew of the ship was missing. There was no sign of a struggle and the cargo had not been ransacked. What became of the crew has remained one of the sea's greatest mysteries for over 100 years.

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

Author: Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879130
Category: History
Page: 256
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In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.

The Guggenheim Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0525582355
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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Originally published: London: Penguin Random House UK, 2017.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812988647
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. Finished shortly before Johnson’s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come. Advance praise for The Largesse of the Sea Maiden “Mesmerizing . . . psychologically revelatory, spiritually inquisitive, and grimly funny stories . . . Johnson will be remembered and revered as an incisive storyteller fluent in the comedy and tragedy of human confusion and the transcendence of compassion.”—Booklist (starred review) “American literature suffered a serious loss with Johnson’s death. These final stories underscore what we’ll miss. . . . Johnson is best known for his writing about hard-luck cases—alcoholics, thieves, world-weary soldiers. But this final collection ranges up and down the class ladder; for Johnson, a sense of mortality and a struggle to make sense of our lives knew no demographic boundaries.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An instant classic . . . A masterpiece of deep humanity and astonishing prose . . . It’s filled with Johnson's unparalleled ability to inject humor, profundity, and beauty—often all three—into the dark and the mundane alike. These characters have been pushed toward the edge; through their searches for meaning or clawing just to hold on to life, Johnson is able to articulate what it means to be alive, and to have hope.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

A Jersey Shore Mystery
Author: Beth Sherman
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780380816057
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Ghostwriter and amateur crime solver Anna Hardaway embarks on her own investigation into the death of Abby Podowski, a young would-be witch, one of the bored local teens playing around with satanic worship, after the prime suspect, the grandniece of an elderly friend, mysteriously vanishes. Original.