Fortune and Glory: A Treasure Hunter’s Handbook

Fortune and Glory: A Treasure Hunter’s Handbook

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  • Author: David McIntee
  • Illustrator: Hauke Kock
  • Short code: OBK
  • Publication Date: 20 Jan 2016
  • Number of Pages: 264
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So you have decided to give up the rat race for the life of an international treasure hunter, but you are not quite sure where to start. Well then, this book is for you! Fortune and Glory tells you all you need to know in order to set off on an epic quest for the great lost treasures of history. Starting with a quick exploration of the history of treasure hunting and a look at the gear that you will need, it then delves into a survey of the 'lost' treasures that are out there just waiting to be claimed. Continent by continent, the book covers the legends of hidden locations like El Dorado and King Solomon's Mines, as well as covering the most illustrious lost artifacts such as the Holy Grail, the Hanjo Masamune, and the Irish Crown Jewels. If your interest lies with the loot rather than the history, the book also discusses Nazi gold, pirate treasure, and the treasure hordes of the Copper Scrolls. This book is your first step towards becoming the pistol-toting, fedora-wearing international tomb robber and treasure hunter you've always dreamt of being!

Biographical Note

David A McIntee has written many tie-in novels in such franchises as Dr Who, Star Trek, Final Destination and Space: 1999. He has also written comics adapting the work of Ray Harryhausen, William Shatner and John Saul. He has been a regular features contributor to many genre media magazines, and has written academic studies about the Aliens and Predator series, Blakes 7, and others. Hauke was born 1965 in Northern Germany. As a child, he fell into a cask of ink and hasn't been able to stop drawing since then. After going to college to study graphic design, he worked as both an illustrator and an author. Hauke has worked on books on numerous different themes, such as dinosaurs, vampires, monsters, romans, vikings, knights, and many more.

Contents

Introduction
Why Search for Lost Treasures?
A Brief History of Treasure Hunting
How to Search for Lost Treasure
Necessary Clothing, Equipment, and Vaccinations
The Treasures - Africa: King Solomon's Mines, The Sanctuary of Thoth
The Treasures - Asia: Kusanagi, Peking Man, The Hanjo Masamune
The Treasures - The Americas: El Dorado, Blackbeard's Treasure, The Oak Island Pit Treasure, Crystal Skulls
The Treasures - Europe: Excalibur, The Holy Grail, The Templar Treasure, Dracula's Treasure, The Amber Room, Nazi Gold
The Treasures - Middle East: Noah's Ark, The Ark of the Covenant, Treasures of the Copper Scrolls
Ten Books Worth Hunting
Ten Movies Worth Watching
Games Worth Playing
Bibliography

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