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Exploring the Titanic: How the Greatest Ship Ever Lost—Was Found Paperback – May 1, 2010

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The focus of this book is the recent recovery of the most famous shipwreck of this century. Taller than the Empire State or any building of her day, the Titanic carried three anchors (one weighing 15 tons), had three million rivets and was nicknamed "The Millionaire's Special." Details of her building and maiden voyage are accompanied by photographs and drawings of the ship's many staterooms, ballrooms, lounges, dining rooms, the swimming pool and the huge glass dome over its grand, curving, wrought-iron stairway. All the ship needed was more lifeboats. The night of April 14, 1912, when the ship slowly sank after hitting an iceberg, is retold in equal detail. Then Ballard narrates the years of search using modern technology, which located the ship in 1986 at a depth of 12,690 feet, more than two miles down. Graphs, drawings, sketches, photos and text combine for an excellent book on the famous disaster. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Grade 4-8 In straightforward prose, complemented by excellent illustrations, the story of the Titanic 's first and final voyage as well as that of her rediscovery and exploration is told. The text captures the drama of both the night of the sinking as well as that of the discovery of the great ship on the ocean floor. The technically accurate and lucid explanations are greatly enhanced by Marschall's stunning paintings, as well as by diagrams and current and period photographs. Giving a wealth of detail on both the Titanic 's sinking and the exploration of the wreck 74 years later, this is the title of choice for both report writing and browsing on this topic. Although the glossary is good, it does not cover all unfamiliar words. ``Funnel,'' for example, is not defined and may confuse readers who do not realize that this refers to the smokestack. This is a minor quibble, however, given the general excellence of the work. Exploring the Titanic gives more depth of coverage in better style than does John Dudman's The Sinking of the Titanic (Bookwright, 1988), and is more colorful and compelling than Frank Sloan's Titanic (Watts, 1987). Ann Welton, Lake Dollof Elementary School, Auburn, Wash.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Madison Press Books; Reprint edition (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897330537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897330531
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #863,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy on December 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
I first read this book almost 15 years ago, at age 5 : I loved it, and read it uncountable times. Today it is still just as fascinating. Beautifully illustrated and clearly written, it was the first of many Ballard books that I read. I would also recommend the Discovery of the Bismark and The Wreck of the Isis, just as interesting but less well known. A great way to start reading about the great ships of the past.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joey on April 23, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is one of the first books about Titanic I came in contact with and I read it all in one sitting. Rich illustrations, amazing photos, and a simple yet poignant storyline make this book easy to understand and enjoy. Written for childern but great for adults too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aimee on December 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
For as long as Robert Ballard can remember, he has been fascinated by the sea. In school he studied marine geology and dreamed of searching for the wreckage of the Titanic. He had the scientific training and experience to head this type of excursion, but had difficulty finding others that believed in his dream. But Ballard did not give up on his hope and eventually teamed up with a group of French scientists to search for the ship's remains. With little information about the exact location of the wreckage and not much time, Ballard and the French team worked non-stop. Using sophisticated underwater tracking devices, Ballard and crew finally found traces of the ship on one of their last days at sea. Word of the discovery spread throughout the world and the crew were greeted as heroes when they returned home. The next year, Ballard returned to the Titanic again and explored it in a submarine.
Ballard tells the whole story of the Titanic from her construction to that fateful night in April, 1912. Interwoven throughout the book are excellent pictures and photographs and several eyewitness accounts of survivors. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like a complete history of the Titanic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By In the Bookcase on October 4, 2014
Format: Paperback
In this book, Dr. Robert Ballard explains how he located the Titanic's shipwreck 73 years after it sank. The story of the Titanic is told: main facts about the ship, the voyage, the sinking, etc. Ballard then goes on to tell about his expeditions, and the condition of the ship and debris as it was found. The underwater photos that Ballard obtained are equally informative.

"Exploring the Titanic" is actually just a reduced version of Ballard's bestseller, "The Discovery of the Titanic". I would recommend "Exploring the Titanic" if you just want to learn basic facts, or for young readers. On the other hand, "The Discovery of the Titanic" contains all the same information and much, much more (especially for advanced Titanic enthusiasts).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By joanart@lucent.com on February 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
Puts you there. This author depicts his details of finding the Titanic and all the fears and reverence that goes with it. The illustrations are what first sold me, even tho most are computer enhanced and even computer generated. I prefer that it be stated when that is so; just for those who don't look that close. Sorta takes a little reality away. BUT well worth the LOW price!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
I think that the book was really good because it told about what it was like on board the "Millionairs' Special." The book also talked about some of the places such as the Grand Stair Case and how some of the passengers felt as the greatest ship in the world fell to the bottom of the ocean.Robert explained how he found the huge ocean liner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 17, 1998
Format: Paperback
I liked this book because it taught me about the story of the Titanic. About how Robert Ballard found the Titanic. I will tell you this if you ever have to do reserch on the real Titanic. This is the book for you! It has information information and TONS of information!!!!!!!!! I really liked this book
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A Kid's Review on February 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Exploring the TITANIC is a very profound read. Robert Ballard (author of this book) is an avid diver, with the dream of finding and exploring the TITANIC. He joined a bunch of French explorers, and traveled far into the deep of the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland where the TITANIC sank in 1912. Ballard used Argo (an advanced water-safe camera) to take pictures of the TITANIC until he found that he could not use Argo anymore because the rough waves were pounding against it. Minute after minute, hour after hour, the Knorr (the submarine Ballard was traveling on) floated in a sea of darkness because the only light they had was the light from Argo. About ten hours went by before Ballard decided to use Angus. Angus was an older camera that Ballard had used in previous explorations. In an hour or two, Ballard had found the TITANIC. Somehow he was not satisfied. He wanted to take clear pictures but did not know how to get them with the technology that he had with him. He pondered this for days. He knew that he was about 13 feet above the TITANIC. Then it came to him that he just needed to go down 13 feet more to get his pictures. Ballard convinced the Captain to go down the 13 feet. When they reached their target, they were able to get their pictures.

Ballard's dream was still not fulfilled because he had not yet explored the TITANIC. About a year later, Ballard and two other divers went underwater to explore the TITANIC. They had traveled down four or five times to complete their mission of exploring the TITANIC. Ballard's dream was fulfilled.

I would recommend this book to any reader that is NOT sensitive. This book told about people on the TITANIC who died.
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