Das Goldschiff

die größte Schatzsuche des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492232562

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Das Goldschiff

die größte Schatzsuche des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783890291260

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Page: 586

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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555847968

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek


Foreign and Domestic

Author: A.J. Tata

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786035412

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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“ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC…PULSE-POUNDING.” --Brad Thor #1 New York Times bestselling author One year ago, Captain Jake Mahegan led a Delta Force team into Afghanistan to capture an American traitor working for the Taliban. The mission ended in tragedy. The team was infiltrated and decimated by a bomb. An enemy prisoner was killed. Mahegan was dismissed from service—dishonored forever. Now, haunted by the incident, Mahegan is determined to clear his name. The military wants him to stand down. But when the American Taliban returns to domestic soil—headed by the traitor who ruined his life—Mahegan is the only man who knows how to stop him. Outside the law. Under the radar. Out for vengeance… “I thoroughly enjoyed it…well done! Thank you…for Foreign and Domestic.” --President George Bush “Thrilling read!”--Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Brigadier General Tata donates a portion of his earnings to the USO Metro DC, the North Carolina Heroes Fund, and the Michael Murphy Foundation.

Stalking the Black Swan

Research and Decision Making in a World of Extreme Volatility

Author: Kenneth A. Posner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231521673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Kenneth A. Posner spent close to two decades as a Wall Street analyst, tracking the so-called "specialty finance" sector, which included controversial companies such as Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CIT, and MasterCard many of which were caught in the subprime mortgage and capital markets crisis of 2007. While extreme volatility is nothing new in finance, the recent downturn caught many off guard, indicating that the traditional approach to decision making had let them down. Introducing a new framework for handling and evaluating extreme risk, Posner draws on years of experience to show how decision makers can best cope with the "Black Swans" of our time. Posner's shrewd assessment combines the classic fundamental research approach of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd with more recent developments in cognitive science, computational theory, and quantitative finance. He outlines a probabilistic approach to decision making that involves forecasting across a range of scenarios, and he explains how to balance confidence, react accurately to fast-breaking information, overcome information overload, zero in on the critical issues, penetrate the information asymmetry shielding corporate executives, and integrate the power of human intuition with sophisticated analytics. Emphasizing the computational resources we already have at our disposal our computers and our minds Posner offers a new track to decision making for analysts, investors, traders, corporate executives, risk managers, regulators, policymakers, journalists, and anyone who faces a world of extreme volatility.

Die Bounty

die wahre Geschichte der Meuterei auf der Bounty

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827001634

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Page: 624

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Congo

The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN

Author: Andrew Jampoler

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612512704

Category: History

Page: 272

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Lauded for his ability to tell compelling, true adventure stories, award-winning author Andrew C.A. Jampoler has turned his attention this time to a young American naval officer on a mission up the Congo River in May 1885. Lt. Emory Taunt was ordered to explore as much of the river as possible and report on opportunities for Americans in the potentially rich African marketplace. A little more than five years later, Taunt, 39, was buried near the place he had first come ashore in Africa. His personal demons and the Congo’s lethal fevers had killed him. In 2011, to better understand what happened, Jampoler retraced Taunt’s expedition in an outboard motorboat. Striking photographs from the author’s trip are included to lend a visual dimension to the original journey. Readers join Taunt in his exploration of some 1400 miles of river and follow him on two additional assignments. A commercial venture to collect elephant ivory in the river’s great basin and an appointment as the U.S. State Department’s first resident diplomat in Boma, capital of King Leopold II’s Congo Free State, are filled with promise. But instead of becoming rich and famous, he died alone, bankrupt, and disgraced. Jampoler’s account of what went so dreadfully wrong is both thrilling and tragic. He provides not only a fascinating look at Taunt’s brief and extraordinary life, but also a glimpse of the role the United States played in the birth of the Congo nation, and the increasingly awkward position Washington found itself as stories of atrocities against the natives began to leak out.


Unbroken (deutsch)

Die unfassbare Lebengeschichte des Louis Zamperini

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608102396

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

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Louis Zamperini, Sohn italienischer Einwanderer, wird vom jugendlichen Schlitzohr zum Mittelstreckenläufer von Weltrang. Nach seinem fulminanten Schlussspurt beim Finale der Olympischen Spiele in Berlin 1936 beginnt seine Odyssee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik. Er gerät mitten ins Inferno der Gefangenschaft, wo er Folter und Hunger erträgt und überlebt. Laura Hillenbrand, die zurzeit erfolgreichste Sachbuchautorin der USA, erzählt mitreißend und erzeugt eine atemlose Spannung: den Flugzeugabsturz, die 47-tägige Irrfahrt im Schlauchboot durch den Pazifik, den Kampf gegen Haie, die Kriegsgefangenschaft unter einem der grausamsten Verbrecher des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

Terror

Roman

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364111361X

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

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Das große historische Epos – ein einzigartiger Roman England im Jahr 1845: Unter dem Kommando von Sir John Franklin brechen die modernsten Schiffe ihrer Zeit – die „Terror“ und die „Erebus“ – auf, um die legendäre Nord-West-Passage zu finden: den Weg durch das ewige Eis der Arktis in den Pazifik. 130 Männer nehmen an der Expedition teil. Keiner von ihnen wird je zurückkehren. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. Mit „Terror“ lässt Bestsellerautor Dan Simmons eine der geheimnisumwobensten Entdeckerfahrten der Menschheitsgeschichte lebendig werden: John Franklins Suche nach der Nord-West-Passage. Warum ist diese Expedition gescheitert? Wie konnten 130 Männer und zwei Schiffe verschwinden, ohne irgendwelche Spuren zu hinterlassen? Welchem Schrecken, welchem Terror sind sie im ewigen Eis begegnet? Aus diesen bis heute ungeklärten Fragen formt Dan Simmons eine atemberaubend spannende Geschichte, einen Roman, der Sie auf eines der größten Abenteuer mitnimmt, das es je gegeben hat ...

Deep Sea

Eine Reise zum Grund des Ozeans

Author: James Nestor

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492967353

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Ein Besuch der Apnoe-Weltmeisterschaft wird für James Nestor zum Beginn eines persönlichen Abenteuers: Fasziniert von der Kompromisslosigkeit dieses Sports, erlernt er selbst das Freitauchen. Und fortan zieht es ihn immer tiefer in die verborgene Welt der Ozeane hinab: Er besucht eine Forschungsstation 20 Meter unter der Meeresoberfläche, trifft renommierten Meeresbiologen bei ihrer Arbeit, schwimmt mit Walen und geht im U-Boot auf Tauchstation. Dabei entdeckt er einen unfassbar reichen Lebensraum, mit telepathischen Korallen, leuchtenden Fischen und rätselhaften Riesenkraken. Bis er schließlich den tiefsten Punkt der Erde erreicht – die absolute Grenze für Mensch und Technik. Eine grandiose Entdeckungsreise, die zugleich unseren Wurzeln nachspürt.


Der Einfluß Der Seemacht Auf Die Geschichte.

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780274941759

Category: History

Page: 740

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Shackletons Führungskunst

Was Manager von dem großen Polarforscher lernen können

Author: Margot Morrell,Stephanie Capparell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644417113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Der britische Polarforscher Ernest Shackleton und seine 27 Männer überlebten 1914 den Untergang des Schiffes «Endurance» im arktischen Packeis. Dass die Männer nach fast zweijährigem Überlebenskampf unter härtesten Bedingungen körperlich gesund und emotional stabil nach Hause zurückkehren konnten, war dem Krisenmanagement und der Führungskunst Shackletons zu verdanken. Er verwandelte eine Katastrophe in einen Triumph. Margot Morrell und Stephanie Capparell zeigen, wie Führungskräfte aus Wirtschaft, Forschung und Politik heute von Shackletons Erfahrung profitieren können.

Ein Ort für die Ewigkeit

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342641497X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Winter 1963. An einem frostigen Dezembertag verschwindet ein dreizehnjähriges Mädchen spurlos aus dem abgeschiedenen Dorf Scardale in Derbyshire: Ahson Carter, die Stieftochter des Gutsherrn. Der junge Inspector George Bennett erhofft sich den ersten spektakulären Ermittlungserfolg seiner Laufbahn. Doch im Dorf Scardale, wo die Zeit stehengeblieben zu sein scheint, herrscht Mißtrauen - und tiefes Schweigen. Von Stunde zu Stunde, von Woche zu Woche mehren sich die Zeichen, daß Alison brutal ermordet wurde. Doch erst nach Monaten hartnäckigen Suchens und einem aufwühlenden Prozeß wird George Bennett den Fall zu den Akten legen - mit mehr offenen Fragen auf der Seele, als ihm lieb ist. Jahrzehnte später, im Jahre 1998, entschließt sich die junge Journalistin Catherine Heathcote, die Geschichte des berühmten "Mordfalls ohne Leiche" in einem Buch aufzuzeichnen. Kaum aber hat sie ihr Manuskript abgeschlossen, geschieht etwas völlig Unerwartetes: George Bennett verbietet die Veröffentlichung. Catherine wird von jetzt an selbst ermitteln und auf eine Wahrheit stoßen, die zerstörerisch ist - eine Wahrheit, die Leben vernichten oder aber retten kann. Die Entscheidung hegt bei ihr... Val McDermid, die zu den erfolgreichsten britischen Autorinnen von Spannungsliteratur zählt, stellt in ihrem atemberaubenden Roman die Gesetze des Kriminalgenres auf den Kopf. In zwei Akten erzählt sie die Geschichte einer tragischen Täuschung - und treibt dabei das raffinierteste Spiel mit der Leichtgläubigkeit der Leser.

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Author: Pat Richards

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493105671

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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A fortune in Palmer River gold disappeared on the Great Barrier Reef during a cyclone over a century ago. Vietnam veteran, Scott, operating big-fi sh charters out of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland with friend and fellow vet Ben, has researched the history of the treasure for years. After finding a clue to its whereabouts, their search leads to the Ribbon Reefs where they fi nd the wreck of an old warplane hiding a gruesome secret about a powerful politician. The innocent discovery almost costs them their lives. Meanwhile, the local drug baron is insisting on a favour in return for financing their boat. Fashion executive Michelle comes to their rescue, but is there more to her offer than appears on the surface? As if their local enemies were not enough trouble, they stumble onto an ancient secret that the Chinese government wants to remain hidden forever.

Deep Blue

Author: Kat Martin

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420128248

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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One of a kind. Kat Martin's heroes are as rugged and tough as they come, but honor rules no matter how hot the temptation. . . For reporter Hope Sinclair, writing about the recovery of a sunken Spanish treasure off Pleasure Island should be her big break. Yet Hope can't help feeling she's been hand-picked for this job for all the wrong reasons. Someone wants Hope out of New York--and off a story that could blow a corruption case wide open. But if they think sending her to paradise will shut her up, they've got another thing coming. . . Treasure hunter and former Navy SEAL Conner Reese isn't happy to have Hope along for the ride. He doesn't need the publicity, nor does he want a gorgeous redhead driving his crew--and himself--to distraction. But there's something else. Conner can sense extreme danger, and danger is following Hope Sinclair very, very closely. . . Praise for Kat Martin's Midnight Sun "Terrific, adventurous fun." –RT Book Reviews "An interesting setting, perfect pacing, compelling plot, fascinating detail, charming secondary characters, and a resourceful and likable pair of protagonists." --Booklist "A terrific contemporary romance." --Booklist