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Story of the Titanic
     

Story of the Titanic

by Steve Noon (Illustrator), Eric Kentley (Illustrator), Steve Noon (Illustrator)
 

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This is the tragic story of the Titanic, the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner the world had ever seen, which sank on her maiden voyage in April 1912. Beautiful, double-page illustrations with amazing cross-sections and cutaway details explain the construction and mechanical details of this gigantic ship and reveal life on board for passengers and crew. Each

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This is the tragic story of the Titanic, the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner the world had ever seen, which sank on her maiden voyage in April 1912. Beautiful, double-page illustrations with amazing cross-sections and cutaway details explain the construction and mechanical details of this gigantic ship and reveal life on board for passengers and crew. Each new illustration reveals different aspects of life in the early 20th century, and the text highlights hidden details for you to spot. As you follow the pictorial story of this world-famous liner, you will discover how she was built and equipped, what kind of passengers and crew she carried, and what facilities she offered on board. You will also find out how she struck an iceberg and met with disaster, why she sank so quickly, how many people were saved, and how many lives were lost. You can compare the differences between the Titanic's passengers — from the first-class millionaires to the third-class emigrants — and find out how they dressed, where they ate and slept, and what they did to amuse themselves during the voyage. You can also take a closer look at some of the passengers and crew, and follow their different fates from the exciting start of the voyage to its tragic end.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The oversize volume The Story of the Titanic by Eric Kentley opens with brief stories of actual passengers; icons assigned to each allow readers to "follow their different fates" as the tragic tale unfolds. Steve Noon's double-page illustrations offer cutaway views of the "Ship of Dreams" and its lavish interiors. Inset text provides a chronology of the events, from loading the ship to the final exodus. Back matter provides a follow-up history (including the individuals introduced at the beginning) as well as a glossary and index. ( Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-8-This attractive, oversized book has those details and cross-sections readers have come to expect from DK, with the added bonus of a unique treatment-a search-and-find element. Each spread features one paragraph of text superimposed on a large, colorful drawing of the ill-fated luxury liner. The pictures detail the building of the ship through the rescue of its survivors. Borders contain facts and trivia and duplications of small scenes and figures from within each picture that readers can search for in the spread. Endnotes illustrated with black-and-white photos describe events and inquiries after April 15, 1911, and the fate of the few passengers introduced in the beginning of the book. This book will spend little time on the shelf.-Lynn Dye, Keheley Elementary School, Marietta, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"(A) visual treasure trove of illustrations rich in details, cutaway views, and archival photos." – School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789479433
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 14.14(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Steve Noon has worked as an illustrator in many fields. The superb detail and technical brilliance of his illustration, combined with his long-standing interest in history, brought him commissions for two previous Dorling Kindersley books: Open House and A Street Through Time. The latter won Longman's prestigious History Book of the Year Prize in the History Today Awards 2000. Dr. Eric Kentley is currently assistant director at the Design Museum, London. Previously he was head of ship technology at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. During research for the museum's Wreck of the Titanic exhibition in 1995, he took part in an expedition to the site of the wreck and dived down to the Titanic wreck in a submersible. Eric Kentley is also the author of Dorling Kindersley's Explore the Titanic and Eyewitness Boat.

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