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Treasure of the Atocha: A Four Hundred Million Dollar Archaeological Adventure Hardcover – October 7, 1986

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Lost during a hurricane off the Florida Keys more than 350 years ago, the Spanish galleon Atocha has finally yielded its secrets and treasure. Fisher and his salvage crew searched the shallow waters near Key West for 16 yearsat a cost of four lives, eight million dollars and court battles with both federal and state governments for ownership of the Atocha's immense wealth. When Mathewson joined Fisher in 1973, he became suspect among his professional colleagues, for reputable archeologists simply did not work with treasure hunters or adventurers. He trained divers and applied the basic techniques of land archeology with notable success. Mathewson tells a compelling story of mystery and adventure, of piecing together a complex puzzle. Excellent photographs and diagrams complement the text, enabling us to go beyond the treasure for a glimpse of early 17th century travel. A fitting sequel to Eugene Lyon's The Search for the Atocha.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Many books are inspired by the romance of the sea, the drama of a shipwreck, the lure of buried treasure. Few succeed as well as Treasure of the Atocha, written by the archaeological director of the underwater "dig" that is recovering both intellectual and monetary treasures from the Atocha , a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Florida in 1622. Mathewson's book recounts the search for the Atocha, which culminated in 1985, as well as the controversies and tragedies that hounded that quest. And it reveals the author's struggles as an archaeologist to bridge the worlds of archaeologists/historians, committed to understanding the past, and treasure hunters seeking immediate financial gain. A compelling book that raises and addresses important and exciting questions Jay R. Kaufman, Massachusetts Bay Marine Studies Consortium, Boston
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pisces Books, E.P. Dutton; 1st edition (October 7, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525244972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525244974
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The story is quite engrossing, and reads almost like a novel since it pulls the reader in. If you like reading about sunken galleons and treasures which lie beneath the deep and the lure that it has for those treasure seekers such as Mel Fisher and others, then you'll enjoy this true tale.
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Very interesting book. Factual. The author was involved in this project for many years and has added the right amount of human interest and professional knowledge to make this an important book to read. Arrived quickly and packaged very well.
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A semi modern adventure like none other. A true story that shows what gut feelings and perseverance can accomplish. As they said it was years where the tedium was only outweighed by the boredom. I have seen a portion of this treasure in Key West and the amazing thing is that there are still many more of these Spanish ships to be found after they floundered on their way back to Seville from the Potosi mines loaded with gold and silver.
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Excellent way to learn the search for a treasure. Shipwreck, fully loaded on its way to Spain. Not a pirate adventure reading, if you are looking for it. Very easy to read and understand.
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Arrived as described and in great shape. Love the Product! Thx! Will buy again!
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