Language: English . Brand New. When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound-dubbed the Indiana Jones of the Deep by the Discovery Channel-teamed up with a financier to salvage a sunken trove of fifteenth-century porcelain, it seemed a dream enterprise. The Stakes were high: The Hoi An wreck lay hundreds of feet down in a typhoon-prone stretch of water off the coast of Vietnam known as the Dragon Sea. Raising its contents required saturation diving, a crew of 160, and a fleet of boats. The costs were unprecedented. But the potential rewards were equally high: Bound would revolutionize thinking about Vietnamese ceramics, and his partner would make a fortune auctioning off the pieces. Hired as the project s manager, Frank Pope watched the tumultuous drama of the Hoi An unfold. In Dragon Sea he delivers an engrossing tale of danger, adventure, and ambition-a fascinating object lesson in what happens when scholarship and money join forces to recover lost treasure. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Recounts the extraordinary efforts to recover a sunken trove of fifteenth-century Vietnamese porcelain from the Hoi An shipwreck hundreds of miles beneath the Dragon Sea.
Titre : Dragon Sea: A True Tale of Treasure, ...
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc
Date d'édition : 2007
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Description du livre Tantor Media, Inc, 2007. Audio CD. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.50x6.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 1400133564