Rediscovering the Titanic (A True Book: The Titanic) (A True Book (Relaunch)) (Paperback)
Rediscover the story of the largest and most luxurious ship ever built!
In 1985, Oceanographer Bob Ballard went searching for the most famous shipwreck of all time. Explorers, including Ballard, had been looking for the ship for years without luck. But on this voyage, the team had Argo, a deep-sea vehicle with a remote-controlled camera to help with the search. For days, the team pulled Argo across the ocean floor and found nothing. They were beginning to lose hope. Then, on September 1, something appeared on their video screen. It was a piece of the Titanic! Find out what happened next in Rediscovering the Titanic.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
On the night of April 14-15, 1912, the largest and most luxurious ship ever built hit an iceberg and sunk on her maiden voyage. More than 100 years later, the Titanic continues to fascinate. How did this supposedly "unsinkable" ship meet its icy fate? Who were the people who sailed on the ship, and what was that experience like before, during, and after the disaster? What did explorers discover in 1985 when they found the sunken ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean? Featuring historical imagery, first-hand accounts, and lively text, the four titles in this series will answer all these questions… and more.
About the Author
Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Ph.D., consulting editor and author of the preface included in each volume, holds a joint B.A. degree in history and in German literature from the University of British Columbia; an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University in Latin American history; and a Ph.D. from Yale University in Latin American and U.S. Latino history. He is currently assistant professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Professor Overmyer-Velazquez is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and has written many articles, chapters, and book reviews on Latin American and U.S. Latin