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Book details
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / Pirates
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Save the World
  • Series Number:4
  • Pages:224
  • eBook ISBN:9798989399222
  • Paperback ISBN:9798989026241

Treasure Trove

A STEM Novel

by Stephen Wood

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Join high school kids in a thrilling adventure, first searching for a treasure ship from the 1622 Spanish Plate Fleet with a professional underwater archaeologist and then rescuing an enslaved girl. Dive into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as Diane, Bronwyn, and Zack learn and use the devices that underwater archaeologists deploy in the search and recovery of shipwreck artifacts. See how they use what they have learned in earlier adventures to help save the world, overcoming a slaver who tracks them through the Florida Keys and across Florida.
Venture into the compelling narrative of 'Treasure Trove' where Diane, Bronwyn, and Zack embark on an adventure to find a treasure ship from the 1622 Spanish Plate Fleet. Their journey of exploration and revelation of implementing high-tech to find long-lost shipwrecks leads them to a human trafficking ring in the Bahamas and Florida. Attempting to free one of the enslaved girls challenges their abilities and nerves as they are chased through the beautiful Florida Keys, Key West, and the Dry Tortugas by the head of the slavery ring. This STEM-focused book seamlessly integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into a dynamic narrative. Follow and learn about state-of-the-art instruments used for underwater archaeology as they push themselves to stop human trafficking in Florida.
About the author
Dr. Stephen Wood, a distinguished professional engineer and head of the Ocean Engineering program at the Florida Institute of Technology, infuses 'TREASURE TROVE' with authenticity, especially with the use of various instruments in searching for underwater shipwrecks. With over two and a half decades of experience teaching Ocean Engineering, Dr. Wood's expertise forms the bedrock of this thought-provoking tale while including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as a primary focus of the story. Holding degrees from renowned institutions including the University of Rhode Island, University of Miami, and Oregon State University, Dr. Wood's passion for oceanic exploration and engineering excellence shines through his storytelling. His extensive academic repertoire spans Ocean Engineering Design, Underwater Robotics, Underwater Archaeology Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, and more. Dr. Wood's dedication to education and environmental awareness permeates every page of 'Treasure Trove,' offering readers an engaging and informative experience that resonates with the realities of our world.