X Marks The Spot

Author: Russell K. Skowronek
ISBN: 9780813030791
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"The first comprehensive, scholarly look at the artifactual evidence of real pirates, recovered at both shipwrecks and known pirate bases."--Archaeology Magazine "The reader unused to digesting professional publications will, pardon the pun, sail through this book as if it were a collection of novellas! Not only will he/she learn about the realities of trade in the Caribbean and politics in the time of pirates, but will be treated to the most interesting bits of ephemera such as an inventory of the legendary Captain Morgan's estate. This is the definitive book on Pirates and the research being done to dispel all of the fables."--Dirtbrothers.org "Articles in X Marks the Spot cover a wide range of pirate wrecks and legacies from the Golden Age of Piracy, and give the reader a glimpse into what might be the reality of pirate life and death."--Archaeology.about.com "A serious attempt to determine, through examination of both terrestrial and shipwreck sites, if pirates left such unambiguous traces in the archaeological record that their presence can be recognized in future excavations. Fascinating!"--George F. Bass, founder, Institute of Nautical Archaeology "Piracy occupies an adaptive niche dating back to the very beginnings of maritime enterprise. This volume reclaims that predacious profession from the realm of the unusual and the unique and presents it afresh as a persistent subsystem of normal commerce."--Thomas N. Layton, San Jose State University "Piracy is one of the world's oldest professions on the water. In this volume, a group of leading scholars literally digs into the subject to offer the first comprehensive archaeological look at pirates. . . . The definitive book on the archaeology of piracy."--James P. Delgado, executive director, Vancouver Maritime Museum "A most welcome contribution on the subject of piracy, one that has rarely been systematically addressed by archaeologists."--Barto Arnold, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University This collection piques the imagination with historical evidence about the actual exploits of pirates as revealed in the archaeological record. The recent discovery of the wreck of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, off Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, has provoked scientists to ask, What is a pirate? Were pirates sea-going terrorists, lawless rogues who plundered, smuggled, and illegally transported slaves, or legitimate corsairs and privateers? Highlighting such pirate vessels as the Speaker, which sailed in the Indian Ocean, and the Whydah, the first pirate ship discovered in North America (near the tip of Cape Cod), the contributors analyze what constitutes a pirate ship and how it is different from a contemporary merchant or naval vessel. Examining excavated underwater "treasure sites" and terrestrial pirate lairs found off the coast of Madagascar, throughout the Caribbean, and within the United States, the authors explore the romanticized "Golden Age of Piracy," a period brimming with the real-life exploits of Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, and the "gentleman pirate" Jean Lafitte. This book will appeal to the general public, with special interest to anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, and divers.

X Marks The Spot

Author: Megan A. Norcia
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821443534
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During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain’s ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world that they had neither funds nor freedom to traverse, the primers employed rhetorical tropes such as the Family of Man or discussions of food and customs in order to plot other cultures along an imperial hierarchy. Cross-disciplinary in nature, X Marks the Spot is an analysis of previously unknown material that examines the interplay between gender, imperial duty, and pedagogy. Megan A. Norcia offers an alternative map for traversing the landscape of nineteenth-century female history by reintroducing the primers into the dominant historical record. This is the first full-length study of the genre as a distinct tradition of writing produced on the fringes of professional geographic discourse before the high imperial period.

Deadpool Vol 3

Author: Daniel Way
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 0785170421
Size: 55.12 MB
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Deadpool faces a crisis on he true purpose in life when he sees a television broadcast about everyone's favorite mutants the X-Men. Does Wade have what it takes to call himself an uncanny X-Man? Collects Deadpool (2008) #13-18.

X Marks The Spot

Author: Louisa Gradnitzer
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 9781551520667
Size: 23.93 MB
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A unique behind the scenes look at the show, written by its two location managers, who worked on every episode of the first five seasons. Pittson and Gradnitzer reveal the role that sets and locations played in creating and maintaining The X Files look and provide a glimpse into the problems and conventions that the show faced during its extraordinary rise to popularity. Includes brief synopses from the series' first five years, anecdotes from those working on the sets and actors, plus 150 never before published photographs taken during filming of the series.

X Marks The Spot

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780785792710
Size: 57.90 MB
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When the members of an Oregon high school class begin to die mysteriously, agents Mulder and Scully try to make sense of the clues, which include the appearance of otherworldly scars.

X Marks The Spot

Author: Joan De Hamel
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780143303480
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Cop the pilot is badly injured when a helicopter crashes on a secret mission. Stranded passengers Peter, Louise and Ross have to try and make their way across uncharted bush to find the mysterious X. Other people are after it too, who turn out to be unscrupulous, dangerous men.