Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic

Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic

Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic

Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic


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The legendary explorer of Titanic and Lusitania looks back on his life behind his famous exploits and unveils a major new discovery on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Titanic find.

Best known for finding the wreck of the Titanic, celebrated adventurer Robert Ballard has a lifetime of stories about exploring the ocean depths. From discovering new extremophile life-forms thriving at 750°F hydrothermal vents in 1977 to finding famous shipwrecks including the Bismarck and PT 109, Ballard has made history. Now the captain of E/V Nautilus, a state-of-the-art scientific exploration vessel rigged for research in oceanography, geology, biology, and archaeology,leads young scientists as they map the ocean floor, collect artifacts from ancient shipwrecks, and relay live-time adventures from remote-controlled submersibles to reveal amazing sea life. For the first time, Robert Ballard gets personal, telling the inside stories of his adventures and challenges as a midwestern kid with dyslexia who became an internationally renowned ocean explorer. Here is the definitive story of the danger and discovery, conflict and triumph that make up his remarkable life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426220999
Publisher: Disney Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/11/2021
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 165,214
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Best known for discovering hydrothermal vents, the sunken R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and many other ancient and modern shipwrecks around the world, ROBERT BALLARD has conducted more than 150 deep-sea expeditions and is a pioneer in the development of advanced deep submergence and telepresence technology. Since 2008 he has managed the E/V Nautilus, his flagship for exploration, operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust and funded in part by NOAA. Among his many honors he holds the Explorers Club Medal, the National Geographic Hubbard Medal, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal.

Table of Contents

Prologue 11

Chapter 1 Finding Memo 13

Chapter 2 Swiss Army Knife 27

Chapter 3 Becoming a Scientist 41

Chapter 4 Rewriting the Science Books 61

Chapter 5 Making Friends with the Navy 79

Chapter 6 May God Bless these Found Souls 99

Chapter 7 Taking Stock after Titanic 119

Chapter 8 My Cinderella Story 139

Chapter 9 Laid Low 157

Chapter 10 A New Partnership 173

Chapter 11 Rolling the Dice 189

Chapter 12 Black Sea Quest 211

Chapter 13 Close-Ups on the Past 227

Chapter 14 Becoming Captain Nemo 247

Chapter 15 All That Nautilus Could Do 263

Chapter 16 Discovering Myself 281

Chapter 17 Searching for Amelia 293

Epilogue 307

Expeditions, Publications & Media 311

Acknowledgments 315

Source Notes 319

Index 325

Illustrations Credits 334

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