The World Atlas of Pirates
Treasures and Treachery on the Seven Seas, in Maps, Tall Tales, and PicturesBook - 2010
By combining stunning cartography with engaging and authoritative text, The World Atlas of Pirates presents the story of piracy in a completely new way. Eighty maps plot the routes that pirates followed--whether crossing the world's great oceans or pursuing their prey through creeks and bays. Colorful archive illustrations, including photographs and images from England's National Maritime Museum and other historic collections, bring the villains, their ships, and their victims to life. Lively, accessible text by pirate expert Angus Konstam explains how piracy grew and flourished from the early buccaneers to the rogues of popular legends, how it has been snuffed out, and how it has reared its head again with the machine-gun-toting pirates operating on today's high seas.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : The Lyons Press, 2010
Edition: First Lyons Press edition
Branch Call Number: 364.164 Ko
Characteristics: 247 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 24 x 26 cm