The R.M.S. Titanic never finished its maiden voyage, but it remains one of the most famous ships in history. Its tragic 1912 iceberg sinking in the North Atlantic sent this majestic liner to the bottom of sea, but young readers can now reconstruct its fateful history through this extraordinary visual reconstruction. Explore Titanic reveals the cabins, dining rooms, and decks of the beautiful passenger liner in 125 black-and-white and color photographs and illustrations, including 12 spectacular 3D-rendered graphics, two of them stunning double-gatefold illustrations. Enclosed in the hardcover is a meticulously planned CD-ROM that enables viewers to pass through the corridors, rooms, and decks of the supposedly unsinkable Titanic. A treat for adults and kids alike.
Explore Titanic: Breathtaking New Pictures, Recreated with Digital Technologyby Peter Chrisp, Somchith Vongprachanh (Illustrator)
Boys and girls will be enthralled by this dramatic pictorial history of the great ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic, and its fateful sinking in the North Atlantic. Approximately 125 photos and illustrations in color and black and white--including 12 astonishing 3D-rendered graphics--tell the Titanic's story, from its 1911 launching at the Belfast shipyard/i>/i>
Boys and girls will be enthralled by this dramatic pictorial history of the great ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic, and its fateful sinking in the North Atlantic. Approximately 125 photos and illustrations in color and black and white--including 12 astonishing 3D-rendered graphics--tell the Titanic's story, from its 1911 launching at the Belfast shipyard to its tragic destruction on April 15, 1912 during its maiden Atlantic crossing. Young readers will see faithful reproductions of both exterior and interior ship's details, from the Boiler Room and Engine Room far below decks to the luxury passengers' cabins and the ship's grand ballroom. Among the 3D-rendered artworks are two remarkable double-gatefold illustrations--
Other 3D artworks include--
The end product of meticulous research, this book's 3D-rendered artwork virtually draws readers aboard the ship, employing painstakingly realistic facsimiles of details both large and small. Enclosed with this unusual book is a CD-ROM that walks viewers through the ship's interior from stem to stern, showing hundreds of details. Viewers can zoom in and out to examine details more closely, and they can move around inside cabin interiors in a way that heightens the illusion of realism.
“Astonishing pictorial history of the ill-fated liner reconstructs all the ship’s details with dramatic gatefolds and an enclosed CD-ROM that walks viewers through the ship’s interior.”
â?”Museum Store Magazine
- Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
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- Includes CD-ROM
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.90(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 15 Years
Meet the Author
Peter Chrisp is a widely respected British author of children's books on historical subjects. Among his many published titles is the fascinating visit to medieval Europe, Imagine You're a Knight , also available in North America from Barron's.
Somchith Vongprachanh began as an illustrator using traditional media but is now best known for his computer-rendered 3D modeling. His work has ranged from Formula One racing to television projects.
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