Pirates and Smugglers

Pirates and Smugglers

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Meet some of the most cunning, ruthless and feared criminals in history. "Kingfisher Knowledge" is a comprehensive series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Using lively, engaging text and state-of-the-art digital artwork the series covers an immense range of subjects in impressive depth and is a major educational resource."Pirates & Smugglers" is a swashbuckling introduction to the highwaymen and women of the seas - from the Cilician pirates who terrorized the Mediterranean more than 2,000 years ago to the well-organized and ruthless modern-day buccaneers. The book examines the terror tactics of pirates throughout the ages, and uncovers the secretive schemes of today's smugglers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 230 x 275 x 6mm | 313g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour photos & artwork
  • 0753412187
  • 9780753412183
  • 2,138,946

About Moira Butterfield

Moira Butterfield is a highly experienced author of books for children who has written award-winning novelty titles for under-fives, plus a wide range of non-fiction titles on history, science and nature topics. She lives in Bath, southwest England.show more

Table of contents

8-9 Ancient Times; 10-11 The Northern menace; 12-13 Slave pirates; 14-15 Plundering privateers; 16-17 The Spanish Main; 18-19 Summary; 20-21 Buccaneers; 22-23 Blackbeard's time; 24-25 Attack!; 26-27 Life on board; 28-29 Pirates onshore; 30-31 Women pirates; 32-33 Pirate punishments; 34-35 Pirate fleets of the China seas; 36-37 Revolution pirates; 38-39 Smugglers; 40-41 Smuggling tales; 42-43 Summary; 44-45 Rum runners and whisky stealers; 46-48 Modern-day smuggling; 48-49 Smuggling wildlife; 50-51 Smuggling people; 52-53 Modern pirates; 54-55 Catching the criminals; 56-57 Discovering pirates; 58-59 Summary; 60-61 Glossary; 62-63 Index; 64 Acknowledgements.show more

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