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A thousand years of pirates [electronic resource]. William Gilkerson.

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  • ISBN: 9781770490826 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2010.

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Summary, etc.: For as long as they've existed, pirates have conjured up visions of high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Rightly so, for ever since ships have carried valuable cargo, pirates have enraged monarchs and struck terror into the hearts of honest seamen with their willingness to risk life and limb for an undeserved share of the riches. Whether the cargo was gold or silver, spices or silks, animal or human, there have always been villains ruthless enough to kill or be hanged for it. From the days of the Vikings to the present and in all the oceans of the world, pirates have made their presence known and feared. Recorded here are their stories along with striking images of ships, storms at sea, and secret harbors where "black ships" could be re-stocked and refitted. Award-winning author and artist William Gilkerson has spent years researching and painting their colorful history. From the...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 6
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
8.5 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Tundra Books, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 15019 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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