Robert Ballard, the scientist who discovered the wreck of the Titanic on the ocean floor 74 years after it sank, has adapted his best-selling Discovery of the Titanic especially for young readers. In straightforward text, he combines the story of the ship's first and final voyage with that of its rediscovery and exploration, skillfully capturing all the drama of both significant events. Talented maritime artist Ken Marschall provides stunning paintings, which give imaginative substance to Ballard's words. They join clear diagrams and current and period photographs to illuminate the technically accurate and lucid explanations, ensuring that curious readers have a wealth of information and detail at their fingertips.
Successfully combining science, history, and storytelling, Exploring the Titanic is both a fascinating read and an excellent cross-curricular resource.