Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

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On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, a prominent Titanic researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears forever

The Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen; the ads proclaimed it to be unsinkable. When it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people, the world was forever changed and the public has been spellbound ever since. Now, a century later, the Titanic is about to ...

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Overview

On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, a prominent Titanic researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears forever

The Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen; the ads proclaimed it to be unsinkable. When it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people, the world was forever changed and the public has been spellbound ever since. Now, a century later, the Titanic is about to disappear again: its infrastructure is set to collapse in the next few years. In this book, scientist Charles Pellegrino offers what may be the last opportunity to see the ship before it is lost to the seas for eternity. The last book to be written while survivors were still alive and able to contribute details, Farewell, Titanic includes many untold stories about the sinking and exploration of the unsinkable ship.

  • Author Charles Pellegrino provided source material for James Cameron's Oscar-winning Titanic film, which is being re-released in 3D at the same time as the book
  • Includes 16 pages of never-before-published full-color photographs of the sunken vessel
  • Includes all-new information about the Titanic research that has been carried out in the last decade
  • Written by a New York Times bestselling author who participated in the post-discovery analysis of the Titanic's remains during the expedition that immediately followed Robert Ballard's Titanic discovery in 1985
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Popular science author Pellegrino (Her Name, Titanic; Ghosts of the Titanic), the subject of controversy surrounding claims made in his previous book, The Last Train from Hiroshima, returns to a familiar topic in this final book of a trilogy on Titanic. He describes his dives to the wreck site with Titanic film director James Cameron in 2001 at the same time as the 9/11 attacks. Metaphysical musings about the shipwreck and the World Trade Center are interspersed among scientific analysis of "shock cocoons" (areas that are undamaged during catastrophic events), the impact of the ship hitting the ocean floor and the surge cloud it produced, and sea organisms deteriorating the wreck. VERDICT The author's works are frequently described as controversial; the reader might wish to approach this work critically. Best for those interested in exploration of Titanic's wreck site.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470873878
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 816,841
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Pellegrino is a scientist who has been involved in Titanic research for decades, since shortly after Robert Ballard discovered the remains of the luxury vessel in the 1980s. Pellegrino wrote the New York Times bestseller Her Name, Titanic about the ship and its discovery. His second book about the Titanic, Ghosts of the Titanic, was published in 2000. Pellegrino has worked with both Ballard and director James Cameron and provided some of the source material for Cameron’s Oscar-winning movie Titanic.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Tom Dettweiler ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

1. Convergence 1

2. Far from Okay 12

3. A Slight Trepidation 20

4. Night of the Lightning Dolphins 32

5. Trinity 38

6. Of Nature, Not above It 51

7. The Cascade Point 58

8. Everything Was against Us 72

9. Stalking the Nightmare 76

10. Points of Departure 86

11. The Geometry of Shadows 99

12. How Much Does Darkness Weigh? 112

13. The 46th Psalm 115

14. The Truth about William Murdoch 127

15. To Dream on the Ship of Sorrows 133

16. Falling Stars 140

17. Movements of Fire and Ice 149

18. Frailty 152

19. A Crevice in Time 169

20. Dark Circle 179

21. Explorers, Graves, and Lovers 193

22. Terminal Velocity 213

23. Laying the Music to Rest 218

24. A Fury Scorned 225

25. Sleeping in Light 228

26. Coming Home to Shock Cocoons 231

27. The Long Night of Ellen Betty Phillips 234

28. The Thieving Magpies 241

29. Monsters Down There 245

30. Ghosts of the Abyss 255

31. Persevering 261

32. Destination Unknown 264

Notes 282

Index 323

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Make it cheaper!its not in print!

    Anyway book is good. C U L8TR Titanic

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    Posted April 17, 2012

    Wayyyyyy too expensive

    Too much for one book

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    Posted April 16, 2012

    Too expensive

    Bn charges too much for their ebooks. $18 for an ebook? That is highway robbery. Especially when updates tend to delete your books and you have to rebuy them, but maybe that is the hidden agenda.

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    Posted November 12, 2013

    Looks great !!!

    This book looks good. But sad :(

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