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Delgado, James P.

Overview
Works: 137 works in 367 publications in 1 language and 15,852 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Naval history  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other
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Most widely held works about James P Delgado
 
Most widely held works by James P Delgado
To California by sea : a maritime history of the California gold rush by James P Delgado( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1848, more than a thousand ships set sail for San Francisco, filled with eager fortune hunters. This book examines the Gold Rush from the perspective of those mariners
Ghost fleet : the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll by James P Delgado( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1946 a fleet of 242 ships, among them some of the most famous of World War II, assembled within the Lagoon of Bikini Atoll, 4,500 miles from San Francisco. There, in a massive military effort dubbed "Operation Crossroads," thousands of scientists and U.S. military personnel gathered to assess the atomic bomb's effect on warships in the world's first nuclear weapons tests. After evacuating 167 islanders and carefully positioning the ships - their cargo included
Misadventures of a Civil War submarine : iron, guns, and pearls by James P Delgado( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2001, while vacationing on Panama's Pacific coast, maritime archaeologist James P. Delgado came upon the hulk of a mysterious iron vessel, revealed by the ebbing tides in a small cove at Isla San Telmo. Local inquiries proved inconclusive: the wreck was described as everything from a sunken Japanese "suicide" submarine from World War II to a poison-laden "craft of death" that was responsible for the ruin of the pearl beds, decades before. His professional interest fully aroused, Delgado would go on to learn that the wreck was the remains of one of the first successful deep-diving submersibles, built in 1864 by Julius H. Kroehl, an innovator and entrepreneur who initially sought to develop his invention for military use during the Civil War. The craft's completion coming too late for that conflict, Kroehl subsequently convinced investors that it could be used to harvest pearls from the Pacific beds off Panama, in waters too deep for native pearl divers to reach. In Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine, Delgado chronicles the confluence of technological advancement, entrepreneurial aspiration, American capitalist ambition, and ignorance of the physiological effects of deep diving. As he details the layers of knowledge uncovered by his work both in archival sources and in the field excavation of Kroehl's ill-fated vessel, Delgado weaves the tangled threads of history into a compelling narrative. This finely crafted saga will fascinate and inform professional archaeologists and researchers, naval historians, students and aficionados of maritime exploration, and interested general readers
Across the top of the world : the quest for the Northwest Passage by James P Delgado( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This saga of Arctic exploration is enhanced by quotations from grim first-hand accounts and by dramatic images. Paintings, engravings and photographs of the intrepid men and their ships, as well as of relics and sites, provide a poignant link with the past, while landscapes and seascapes of the harsh yet beautiful Arctic illustrate the challenges that faced explorers."--Jacket
The USS Arizona : the ship, the men, the Pearl Harbor attack, and the symbol that aroused America by Joy Waldron Jasper( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring interviews with the sailors who survived, the authors present a detailed history of the USS Arizona before, during, and after the attack on Pearl Harbor, bringing to life the courage and bravery of ordinary men
Encyclopedia of underwater and maritime archaeology by James P Delgado( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology is the first comprehensive reference book on the discovery and recovery of the submerged past." "Written by archaeologists and other scientists who have made the discoveries, the encyclopedia's entries describe sites around the world and across time: prehistoric American Indian settlements; submerged Bronze and Iron Age settlements; sunken Phoenician, Greek, and Roman cities and harbors; Viking ship burials; ancient warships and merchant craft in the Mediterranean; warships sunk during atomic bomb tests; and much more. Detailed entries also cover new fields of research in underwater and maritime archaeology, the techniques and tools used by underwater archaeologists, critical issues and the relevant legislation that has been passed, and important institutions and individuals. Overview articles examine work in broader regional, national, and scientific contexts."--Jacket
Nuclear dawn : the atomic bomb, from the Manhattan Project to the Cold War by James P Delgado( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 brought the world to a stand still. This unimaginable shock confirmed to the world that the race to develop a working atomic weapon during World War II had been won by the American-led international effort. Horrific and controversial even today, these first uses of the atomic bomb had intense ramifications not only on the continued development of the bomb, but also on politics and popular culture. As well as the technological development, historian James Delgado also examines how the US Army Air Force had to develop the capacity to deliver the weapons, and examines the sites where development and testing took place, in order to give a comprehensive history of the dawning of the nuclear age."--Jacket
Submerged cultural resources assessment : Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Point Reyes National Seashore by James P Delgado( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khubilai Khan's lost fleet : in search of a legendary armada by James P Delgado( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1279, near what is now Hong Kong, Mongol ruler Khubilai Khan fulfilled the dream of his grandfather, Genghis Khan, by conquering China. The Grand Khan now ruled the largest empire the world has ever seen--one that stretched from the China Sea to the plains of Hungary. He also inherited the world's largest navy--more than seven hundred ships. Yet within fifteen years, Khubilai Khan's massive fleet was gone. What actually happened to the Mongol navy, considered for seven centuries to be little more than legend, has finally been revealed. Renowned archaeologist and historian James P. Delgado has gone diving with a Japanese team currently studying the remains of the Khan's lost fleet. Drawing from diverse sources--sunken ships, hand-painted scrolls, drowned bodies, and historical and literary records-- in this gripping account that moves deftly between the present and the past, Delgado pieces together the fascinating tale of Khubilai Khan's maritime forays and unravels one of history's greatest mysteries: What sank the great Mongol fleet? --publisher's description
Lost warships : an archaeological tour of war at sea by James P Delgado( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren giver et overblik over de mange krigsskibe, som igennem tiden er endt som vrag på havets bund - fra vikingeskibene og antikkens galejer frem til 2. Verdenskrig. Undervejs gives en gennemgang af søkrigshistorie og søkrigsmateriellets udvikling i de sidste 3000 år
Guidelines for evaluating and documenting historic aids to navigation by James P Delgado( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The maritime landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá by James P Delgado( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores the maritime history of the Isthmus of Panama, from prehistoric usage through Spanish colonial to the building of the canal and modern day maritime traffic
Silent killers : submarines and underwater warfare by James P Delgado( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silent Killers traces the history of the most deadly hunter in the ocean. For hundreds of years the submarine has stalked prey ranging from the ironclads of the American Civil War through to the vulnerable Atlantic Convoys, which were torn to shreds by packs of U-boats during World War 2, and to this day nuclear-powered subs prowl the depths."--
Gold rush port : the maritime archaeology of San Francisco's waterfront by James P Delgado( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Described as a "forest of masts," San Francisco's Gold Rush waterfront was a floating economy of ships and wharves, where a dazzling array of goods was traded, transported from around the globe to this port city. Drawing on excavations of buried ships and collapsed buildings from this period, James P. Delgado recreates San Francisco's unique maritime landscape, shedding new light on the city's remarkable rise from a small village to a boomtown of thousands in the three short years from 1848 to 1851. Gleaning history from artifacts - preserves and liquors in bottles, leather boots and jackets, hulls of ships, even crocks of butter lying alongside discarded guns - Gold Rush Port paints a fascinating picture of how ships and global connections created the port and the city of San Francisco. Setting the city's history into the wider web of international relationships, Delgado reshapes our understanding of developments in the Pacific that led to a world system of trading."--Jacket
Inventory of large preserved historic vessels( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nominating historic vessels and shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places by James P Delgado( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrecks of American warships by James P Delgado( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the excavation of sunken American Navy warships from the Revolutionary War to World War II and discusses what they tell us about life on board these vessels
Identification of the wreck of the U.S.C.S.S. Robert J. Walker off Atlantic City, New Jersey by James P Delgado( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From June 21 to 24, 2013, a NOAA team from the Office of Coast Survey and the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries conducted a joint mission to characterize a shipwreck off the coast of New Jersey near Absecon Inlet and Atlantic City. While known to and regularly visited by recreational SCUBA divers, the shipwreck was brought to NOAA's attention by archaeologist Joyce Steinmetz, who hypothesized that it was the remains of the U.S. Coast Survey Steamer Robert J. Walker. However, the shipwreck had not undergone any archaeological assessment to provide evidence to either affirm or refute this identification. During the June 2013 fieldwork, hydrographers on the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson surveyed the site and its surroundings with high-resolution multibeam and side-scan sonar. This work was followed by a close order side scan sonar survey and archaeological SCUBA dives conducted from the NOAA R/V SRVx that acoustically and visually characterized the shipwreck and its debris field. The data gathered by the project confirmed that the shipwreck was U.S.C.S.S. Robert J. Walker, lost off Absecon Inlet on June 21, 1860"--Abstract
Great American ships by James P Delgado( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guidebook to more than 225 ships on view to the public from Maine to Hawaii, including riverboats, battleships, ocean liners, fishing craft, yachts, and submarines. Also includes a listing of vessels in the National Register of Historic Places
 
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To California by sea : a maritime history of the California gold rush
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Ghost fleet : the sunken ships of Bikini AtollAcross the top of the world : the quest for the Northwest PassageThe USS Arizona : the ship, the men, the Pearl Harbor attack, and the symbol that aroused AmericaEncyclopedia of underwater and maritime archaeologyNuclear dawn : the atomic bomb, from the Manhattan Project to the Cold WarKhubilai Khan's lost fleet : in search of a legendary armadaLost warships : an archaeological tour of war at seaSilent killers : submarines and underwater warfare
Alternative Names
Delgado, James 1958-

Delgado, James Preston 1958-

James P. Delgado Amerikaans antropoloog

James P. Delgado Underwater archeologist

James P. Delgado US-amerikanischer Unterwasserarchäologe und Autor

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English (167)