Exploring Shipwrecks (Hardcover)

Exploring the fascinating mysteries of the deep blue sea

By Nigel Marsh

New Holland Publishers, 9781921580178, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

List Price: 14.99*
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Ships have been sailing the oceans of the world for thousands of years, and for just as long, they have been sinking to the bottom and turning into shipwrecks.

This fabulous book submerges the reader into the world of shipwrecks – exploring everything from how ships sink, how shipwrecks are salvaged, different types of shipwrecks and how shipwrecks are transformed into incredible artificial reefs.

Full of fascinating facts and figures, the reader can explore a range of shipwrecks underwater to discover their history and see what they look like today.

Illustrated with wonderful pictures, Exploring Shipwrecks is an entertaining and educational book that explorers of all ages will enjoy.

About the Author

Nigel Marsh is an underwater photographer and photojournalist whose work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and books worldwide. Nigel has dived extensively around Australia, especially the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, and throughout Asia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Caribbean. His underwater photographs have won a number of international photographic competitions.

Nigel’s passion for diving and the marine environment evolved from an early age while snorkeling the beaches off Australia. Three trips to the Great Barrier Reef as a teenager sealed his love for the marine world.

Nigel is very passionate about sharks and rays, and has spent a lot of time studying and photographing these amazing creatures. He has also worked closely with a number of research scientists while producing articles on sharks and rays, and his images have assisted with studies into the population and movement of reef manta rays, grey nurse sharks and leopard sharks.

Nigel’s photographs are represented by the photographic library Seapics, which has seen his photos appearing in hundreds of books, magazines, posters and brochures around the globe.