Did you know that scientists believe the entire Titanic ship will completely disappear by 2030? The wood eaten by worms and the iron eaten by tiny sea creatures? And hey, did the Titanic sink because of a giant rupture made by the iceberg?
For the millions of children who are absolutely fascinated by disaster books especially ones about the Titanic, this new series is a treasure trove - an awesome treasure trove.
Beginning with a photograph of what may have been the iceberg that sank the Titanic, and continuing with photos of the Titanic's boiler room before and after, here is the detail of how Robert Ballard and his team found the Titanic buried down in the midnight zone of the vast ocean.
What did they find when they discovered the ship? What was still intact? Should they leave it there or should they bring up the artifacts and sell them to eager buyers?
This is one of the most immediate books I've seen about the Titanic. This one brings you directly in contact with the ship, its passengers, and gives you an amazing feel for the experience of the people who survived this disaster and those who were lost.
32 pages 978-1684024346 Ages 7-11
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
After the Titanic sank in 1912, many schemes were proposed to lift the great ship from its watery grave. But there were problemsno one knew exactly where the Titanic had sunk, and, even if they had, the technology to reach the ship, which lay on the ocean floor almost two miles down, didn't exist.
By the 1970s, however, new technologies allowed explorers like Dr. Robert Ballard to search the deep ocean. Finally, in 1985, Dr. Ballard found something . . .Discovering Titanic's Remains is the thrilling story of how the most famous shipwreck of all time was found.
It's a tale of unbelievable persistence and the amazing technology that revealed the once-grand ship disintegrating on the deep ocean floor.
The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic's amazing re-discovery to life. Discovering Titanic's Remains is part of Bearport's Titanica series.--from the publisher