Titanic: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Greatest Shipwreck [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426209796
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Series: National Geographic Shorts
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 55
  • Sales rank: 96,158
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael S. Sweeney is a professor at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, where he serves as director of the graduate program and teaches print journalism courses.

He has written a variety of books for the National Geographic Press, including God Grew Tired of Us, Brain: The Complete Mind, and BrainWorks. He also has published academically on the history of wartime journalism, and particularly on the methods and effectiveness of censorship in wartime. His first book, Secrets of Victory, about the American Office of Censorship in World War II, was named book of the year for 2001 by the American Journalism Historians Association.

He is associate editor of Journalism History, a quarterly academic journal published at the Scripps School.

Dr. Sweeney received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska, his master’s from the University of North Texas, and his Ph.D. from Ohio University.

He lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife, Carolyn.
Dr. Michael S. Sweeney is a professor at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, where he serves as director of the graduate program and teaches print journalism courses.

He has written a variety of books for the National Geographic Press, including God Grew Tired of Us, Brain: The Complete Mind, and BrainWorks. He also has published academically on the history of wartime journalism, and particularly on the methods and effectiveness of censorship in wartime. His first book, Secrets of Victory, about the American Office of Censorship in World War II, was named book of the year for 2001 by the American Journalism Historians Association.

He is associate editor of Journalism History, a quarterly academic journal published at the Scripps School.

Dr. Sweeney received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska, his master’s from the University of North Texas, and his Ph.D. from Ohio University.

He lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife, Carolyn.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    EVERY ONE PLZ READ

    IF U LOVE TITANC GO TO PIEGON FORGE TENNESSE THEY HAVE A BIG MUESUM I WENT WITH MY DAD LIKE 2MONTHS AGO AND I LOVED IT U GET TO BE A PERSON ON THE SHIP AT THE END OF THE MUESEUNM U GET TO SEE IF U LIVED I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT SO IF UR BORED GO THERE U GET TO FEEL HOW COLD THE WATER WAS AND TOUCH AN ICEBURG AND BTW U R NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE PICS IN SIDE OF THE MUESEM IT IS A GREAT FAMILY PLACE ENJOY THERE IS OTHER FUN THINGS IN PIGON FORGE AND VISIT GATLIN BURG TOO AND RENT A CABIN IN THE MOUNTIANS SO HAVE FUN I LOVE THE MUSEUM AND I MEAN U WILL LOVE IT AND IT WAS EXACTLY 100YEARS AGO FROM APRIL 14BYE

    18 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Good

    Good but sad

    17 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    I love it

    Titanic is awesome

    16 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Interesting

    Loved this one took me into the tragic loss. Good read.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Good if you know Nothing about the TITANIC!!!

    Did not reveal that it was National Geographic SHORT until after the purchase. Save your money for something more comprehensive. Barnes and Noble does not offer refunds.

    11 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    True

    Tragic

    10 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Absolutely not worth a nickel.

    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.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Hi

    It was a good book overall.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    :)

    Yaaaaaa!

    7 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Titanic april 14 1912 look at me for facts

    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.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Recommended

    Brief but informative description of the sinking, some of the ship's passengers, and efforts to locate and document the wreckage.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Should I?

    Should I get this?
    But, love stories about Titanic and facinated about it. :)

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Awesome

    :)

    5 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    RMS Titanic and various other ships (on April 15th, 1912)

    -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.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Good

    It is really good

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Titanic

    I recommend reading this magazine.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Awesome read

    I love everything about the titanic and this was great. Definitely worth the read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Nice history

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    TITANIC

    The Titanic is the said to be " unsinkable " ship of the early 1900' s. It rox

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    I

    I love it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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