9781588343055-1588343057-Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds

Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds

ISBN-13: 9781588343055
ISBN-10: 1588343057
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Krahl, Regina
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Format: Hardcover 328 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781588343055
ISBN-10: 1588343057
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Krahl, Regina
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Format: Hardcover 328 pages

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Acknowledged authors Krahl, Regina wrote Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds comprising 328 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1588343057 and 9781588343055. Since then Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.15 or rent at the marketplace.

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Part adventure story, part maritime archaeological expedition, part historical look into ninth-century Chinese economy, culture, and trade, Shipwrecked is a fascinating journey back in time.

Twelve centuries ago, a merchant ship—an Arab dhow—foundered on a reef just off the coast of Belitung, a small island in the Java Sea. The cargo was a remarkable assemblage of lead ingots, bronze mirrors, spice-filled jars, intricately worked vessels of silver and gold, and more than 60,000 glazed bowls, ewers, and other ceramics. The ship remained buried at sea for more than a millennium, its contents protected from erosion by their packing and the conditions of the silty sea floor. Shipwrecked explores this precious cargo and the story of the men who sailed it, with more than 250 gorgeous photographs and essays by international experts in Arab ship-building methods, pan-Asian maritime trade, ceramics, precious metalwork, and more.

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