"Ore-Oil-Bulk: A Pictorial History of Bulk Shipping Losses During the 1980's" (used book)
Ore-Oil-Bulk: A Pictorial History of Bulk Shipping Losses During the 1980's
by Thomas F. Zera
About the Book
Used Book. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Like New.
-- From the dust jacket
In his fascinating book Ore-Oil-Bulk, Thomas Zera takes an intriguing look at the world of shipping. Subtitled A Pictorial History of Bulk Shipping Losses During the 1980’s, here are the true stories of 208 bulk carriers, tankers, and passenger vessels that sunk or were deemed unsalvageable.
Featuring maps, pictures, photographs, and diagrams, this fact-filled book brings each sinking to life, while the accompanying text meticulously details the crucial event from its beginning to its loss or final scrapping. This complete reference manual also includes full descriptions, statistics, and other pertinent information from noted sources, such as dimensions, ownership, voyage, tonnage, and builders.
Rarely considered newsworthy, Mr. Zera brings these biographies to the forefront with his precise writing style as well as his extensive research. The author not only highlights the trauma and the tension of the sea voyage, but also the inherent danger of sailing on such a large vessel.
Ore-Oil-Bulk is a must-read for anyone who’s ever been intrigued by the history of shipwrecks.