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The Discovery of the Titanic: Exploring the Greatest of All Lost Ships
     

The Discovery of the Titanic: Exploring the Greatest of All Lost Ships

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by Robert D. Ballard, Rick Archbold (With), Ken Marschall (Illustrator)
 

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The Discovery of the Titanic is the compelling, firsthand account of Dr. Ballard's twelve year quest to find the sunken liner. With the help of dozens of never-before-seen photographs, rare archival pictures, charts, paintings and a 25-inch "photo-mosaic" of the ship, Dr. Ballard recounts the Titanic's fateful last night and describes the

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The Discovery of the Titanic is the compelling, firsthand account of Dr. Ballard's twelve year quest to find the sunken liner. With the help of dozens of never-before-seen photographs, rare archival pictures, charts, paintings and a 25-inch "photo-mosaic" of the ship, Dr. Ballard recounts the Titanic's fateful last night and describes the moment-by-moment drama of the expeditions that found and explored her. For the first time, the exact location of the Titanic is revealed and, finally many of the mysteries that have surrounded her tragic fate are laid to rest.

Here is the fascinating concluding chapter to a story that has captured imaginations for almost a century, the dramatic account of the most exciting underwater discovery of our time.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
In September 1985 Ballard and a Franco-American expedition discovered the wreck of the Titanic . Ballard used a specially designed remote imaging system to locate and photograph the wreck and then returned the following year to further survey and photograph the site in a three-person submarine. This pictorial record of his expedition is filled with good quality color and black-and-white pictures. Wherever possible he compares the modern-day pictures to original ones of the Titanic . After briefly discussing other attempts to find the Titanic , he gives a solid account of the sinking, then details the events that led to the ship's discovery. Highly recommended for libraries with an interest in the Titanic. John Kenny, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613048507
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.08(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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The Discovery of the Titanic; Exploring the Greatest of All Lost Ships 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Titanic books. Dr. Robert Ballard explains in vivid detail about the expeditions he oversaw to finally locate the Titanic's shipwreck, once and for all. It took 73 years for the Titanic to be found after sinking, and he was the man who did it. I'm quite amazed at the clarity with which Ballard recalls his expeditions. Every minute detail is documented, making the story lift off the pages in front of your eyes. You're not just reading through a documentary, but an intriguing story. Learn about the years that Ballard waited to locate the Titanic's shipwreck in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the Titanic with him, through his own eyes, when he first saw the 1912 ship appear in front of him. I acquired much knowledge about the types of tools and submersible vehicles that are used in deep-sea exploring. It was quite fascinating to learn about the daily processes and teamwork that is employed on such a tight schedule. There are hundreds of pictures and diagrams that are included in this book, providing a refreshing atmosphere amongst all text knowledge you're soaking in. In addition to everything Ballard shares about his expeditions, he also includes several portions of the Titanic's history to help illustrate certain points of his discovery. Amazing book! I'll have to read it again someday.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've not read this book you should. A great tale of Determanation and hard work to relise his dream as Dr. Ballard works around the clock to find the 'Titanic'. Lovely paintings by Ken help give you and idea of the ship as it looks. Go and read this book now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The film of titanic was very good and i loved it because it made me cry and many years back from the real thing it was so sad for people to lose there famliy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The discovery opened up the newest chapter in the TITANIC story. The pictures painted by Ken Marschall are awesome and the pictures taken from the submersible Alvin are great.