In This Sweeping Narration of some of the world's most disastrous shipwrecks, author Liz Mechem takes us to the depths of the ocean floor, where the decaying skeletons of some of the world's most majestic ships lie. From the infamous sinking of the "unsinkable ship" the Titanic, to the brutal betrayal of those onboard the Medusa, these disasters at sea reveal some of the most heroic, tragic, bewildering, and shameful episodes in maritime history. Vividly illustrated with hundreds of maps, color illustrations and photos, Disasters at Sea takes you through piracy, mutiny, and skullduggery to sunken treasure on the ocean floor, explosive collisions, and brutal battles. Each spread features one unforgettable shipwreck and the dramatic turn of events that caused it. Disasters at Sea is an unforgettable and comprehensive visual history of man's fatal attempts to conquer the open seas. Book jacket.