Titanic: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Greatest Shipwreck

Titanic: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Greatest Shipwreck

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by National Geographic
     
 
On the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking, National Geographic revisits the romance, glory, and tragedy of this tremendous ship and presents an insider’s look at the new findings about the passengers and scientific study of the wreck site. For 100 years the great ship Titanic has rested in its final grave on the ocean floor, lost to deep ocean darkness until

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On the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking, National Geographic revisits the romance, glory, and tragedy of this tremendous ship and presents an insider’s look at the new findings about the passengers and scientific study of the wreck site. For 100 years the great ship Titanic has rested in its final grave on the ocean floor, lost to deep ocean darkness until its 1985 discovery by National Geographic’s Bob Ballard. Relive the spell-binding tragic final hours of the ship in a detailed retelling of the famous story and learn the personal stories of lesser-known passengers, including the “guarantees.” For the first time since its discovery, Ballard travels to Belfast to interview descendants of the ship builders and the “guarantee group”—the ill-fated men who traveled on the ship’s first voyage to assure its seaworthiness. Understand underwater mapping techniques that have brought Titanic’s debris field into high resolution, and get a glimpse of current deep ocean scientific research on the wreckage and the future of underwater exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426209796
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
National Geographic Shorts
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
55
Sales rank:
411,452
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Memory fitness and brain health expert CYNTHIA R. GREEN is president of Memory Arts, LLC, which provides memory fitness and brain health training to organizations and individuals. She has appeared onGood Morning America, 20/20, Fox News, and NPR's Talk of the Nation and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. MICHAEL SWEENEY, a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, received his Ph.D. in Journalism from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and his Master's in Journalism at the University of North Texas. He reported for nationalgeographic.com on Dr. Robert Ballard's Titanic expedition. Sweeney's numerous books include Brainworks, The Ultimate Survival Book,Peace: The Biography of a Symbol, God Grew Tired of Us, and Mind: The Complete Brain.

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Titanic: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Greatest Shipwreck 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this one took me into the tragic loss. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brief but informative description of the sinking, some of the ship's passengers, and efforts to locate and document the wreckage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The description leads you to believe theres actual pictures, not just a written account of the recent activities. This might be a good read but for a $1.99 you can subscribe for a month and get the real magazine with the story, pictures and everything fron Nat. Geo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am sutch a big fan of titanic! You know the back of it really went down in circles insted of going strait down. It split in the ken. Over 1,500 died with the titanic. The titanic is the greatest ship wreck. In the crows nest they did not see well so when they alrted them it was to late so it sank but if they had something good to see in it would of not sank. If over 5 or 4 apartmemts it sank but if just 4 or 5 it would not sink. There were not a lot of boats because the maker of it said it wold look cramped and it was over the law it could not have over 16 boats but after the titanic sank the law said you need as mutch lifeboats to save everyone. The news paper said the titanic arrived safely but when they found out it did sink they fixed the mistake imeadly. It was a tragic day for April 14 1912. Thank you for looking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend reading this magazine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything about the titanic and this was great. Definitely worth the read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a nice short read, could have gone for more information, but it cured my curiosity for the Titanic. Loved the pictures of the wreckage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed this book and learned a lot about the Titanic that I did not know before. This is good for the Titanic enthusiast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not that good, i've read better, check out other stuff don't waist your time on this junk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Titanic is an awesome story i was born in april10the day it sailed so when i read it it seams like im on the titanic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the movie and the book is amazing 5 golden stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
you learn a bit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-12:15 Titanic: CQD [six times] DE MGY [six times] position 41.44 N. 50.24 W. [repeated over and over again] -12:18 Carpathia: [to Titanic] Do you know that Cape Cod is sending a batch of messages for you? -12:18 Titanic: [to Carpathia] Come at once. We have struck a berg. It's a CQD OM [it's a Come Quick Danger - emergency - old man]. Position 41.46 N. 50.14 W. -12:18 Carpathia: [to Titanic] Shall I tell my Captain? Do you require assistance? -12:18 Titanic: [to Carpathia] Yes, come quick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is really good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for more wreckage pictures but there are very very few.
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Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went to the henry ford museum and btw, they have that SAME EXACT EXIBIT!!!! There is an iceburg and it is real ice. Mu person survived the sonking of the titanic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love the titanic it was so tragic to hear it the first time. It was the biggest ship in the world. Well used to be sunk. But there makingba new titanic. And it's due 2016!soo long. If you haven't watch the movie you will cry. Jack dies. If you love sad movies watch this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love titanic so much i have a titanic room
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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