eBook Piracy on the High Seas, 1st Edition

  • Diane Yancey
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  • ISBN-10: 1420508490
  • ISBN-13: 9781420508499
  • DDC: 364.16
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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About

Overview

An entertaining and informative look at piracy throughout the centuries, Piracy on the High Seas examines the real-life experiences of pirates and pirate hunters. Tales focus on piracy committed in the Caribbean, the Barbary Coast, and Asia, with a chapter devoted to modern piracy in areas like Somalia and the Strait of Malacca. Author Diane Yancey examines how the lives of pirates and their often brutal behavior contrast with romantic portrayals of maritime outlaws. Female pirates are also described, as well as the variety of superstitions that pirates had about women and how this affected their position within the pirate community.

Features and Benefits

  • Vivid writing, full-color photographs and extensive use of fully cited primary and secondary source quotations provide a sense of immediacy.
  • Sidebars, visual time lines, indexes, and annotated bibliographies, which appear in every volume, offer a wealth of additional information as well as provide launching points for further discussion and study.

Reviews

"Well designed for research and reports, this account includes primary and secondary source quotations, all fully footnoted. Most of these quotes are in separate boxes with source information included so readers do not need to flip back and forth. This informative, approachable text will be useful in most collections." -- School Library Journal (August 2002)

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"Vivid descriptions, quotes from the participants, and newspaper accounts written by war correspondents bring readers to the battlefront in this well-documented title." -- School Library Journal (January 2002)

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"Captioned black-and-white photographs and reproductions complement the text. This is an excellent title." -- School Library Journal (May 2002)

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"The writing is clear and easy for beginners on the subject. Useful for reports." -- School Library Journal (April 2002)

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"There is a good deal of information packed into the brief text and both report writers and the general readers will be well served." -- School Library Journal (September 2002)

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"Each book ends with an analysis of the era and its legacy. The use of primary sources...will help students understand how the authors gathered information and used it to construct the texts. Black-and-white photographs, maps, and period reproductions illustrate the volumes. Thought-provoking books that will intorduce readers to...history and historical research." -- School Library Journal (January 2001)

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"An excellent introduction..The two-column text is liberally illustrated with vintage photos. Numerous sidebars contain extensive information from primary and secondary sources. This title is a solid purchase." -- School Library Journal (Febraury 2001)

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"This series addition lives up to the high standards achieved by its predecessors. The book is enriched by numerous, well-chosen quotations from primary and secondary sources, and by a wealth of interesting black-and-white photos and reproductions. A fine source for beginning research." -- School Library Journal (March 2001)

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"The strengths of the book include its parenthetical definitions, maps, footnotes, substantial extracts from primary sources, the annotated bibliography, and a time line." -- School Library Journal (March 2001)

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"Fledgling historians should find this title a good, well-documented read." -- School Library Journal (September 2001)

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"Kids looking for background into contemporary Middle East conflicts will do welll to start here." -- Booklist (May 2003)

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"These titles offer a great deal of useful and readable information. The information is presented clearly and is suitable for reports and for leisure reading." -- School Library Journal (January 2002)

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