The Sinking of the Titanic

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612289403

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The sinking of the ocean liner Titanic in 1912 was one of the most famous events of the twentieth century. The ship was the largest and most luxurious passenger liner of the age. While she was being built, Titanic was described as “practically unsinkable.” Yet she went down on her maiden voyage after striking an iceberg. More than 1,500 passengers and crew members perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. Nearly all died because the ship didn’t carry enough lifeboats. Yet according to the shipping regulations at the time, Titanic actually carried more lifeboats than she was legally required to. Many people also believe that the ship was traveling too fast. Yet her captain wasn’t doing anything different than nearly every other liner at that time. The sinking attracted worldwide media interest. This interest has never lessened. The loss of the Titanic is just as fascinating today as it was on the day it occurred.
The Titanic and the Indifferent Stranger

Author: Paul Lee

Publisher: X

ISBN: 9780956301505

Category: Search and rescue operations

Page: 444

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Even the staunchest of landlubbers knows what rockets at sea mean... or do they? A short space of time after the fatal collision with an iceberg, the Titanic's crew sent rockets aloft to attract the attention of a ship seen just a few miles. But that ship never responded ... and 1500 people died in the frigid waters. This book details the scandal of the Californian, blamed by many for being that very unresponsive stranger. Rockets were seen and ignored...but was the Captain guilty of mass murder? Did more than 1000 people needlessly die? Why was the wireless operator not awakened? Could the Californian have saved anyone? And why is this story, neglecting the ethical controversy surrounding salvage, the single most divisive issue in the Titanic research community?
Science on the Titanic

Author: Tammy Enz

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781666334838

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 49

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You may know about the sinking of the Titanic. But did you know science played a big role in the ship's voyage, disaster, and discovery? Learn all about the ship and the events that led to it sinking. Discover how technology uncovered answers to how this famous ship's voyage ended in disaster.
THE Survival Tails: The Titanic

Author: Katrina Charman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316477826

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 724

Pets face danger on the Titanic in the first thrilling installment of the Survival Tails, perfect for readers of the I Survived and Ranger in Time series! When loyal dog Mutt discovers that his owner and best friend Alice is set to board the RMS Titanic without him, he is determined to follow her across the ocean. With the help of King Leon the rat, Mutt sneaks aboard, but it isn't long before the Captain's cat, Clara, discovers the stowaway. Reluctantly, Clara agrees to help Mutt find Alice, on the condition that he help her look after a trio of abandoned kittens she found in a lifeboat. But when the unthinkable happens and the so-called unsinkable ship hits an iceberg, Mutt and his new friends have to race against the clock to reunite with their humans--and to survive. Survival Tails: The Titanic is the first in a series of heart-stopping, action-packed, animal-starring adventure stories that will captivate and educate young readers.
The Titanic and the City of Widows it left Behind

Author: Julie Cook

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526757197

Category: History

Page: 176

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When Titanic foundered in April 1912, the world’s focus was on the tragedy of the passengers who lost their lives. Ever since, in films, dramatisations, adaptations and books, the focus has mostly continued to be on the ones who died. The Titanic and the City of Widows it Left Behind focuses on another group of people – the widows and children of the crew who perished on board. Author Julie Cook’s great-grandfather was a stoker who died on Titanic. Her great-grandmother had to raise five children with no breadwinner. This book focuses on Emily and the widows like her who had to fight for survival through great hardship, whilst still grieving for the men they loved who’d died on the ship. Using original archive sources and with accounts from descendants of crew who also lost their lives, the book asks how these women survived through abject poverty and grief – and why their voices have been silent for so long.
Who Sank the Titanic?

Author: Robert J. Strange

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781844686476

Category: Transportation

Page: 347

View: 342

A reporter explores the role that criminal negligence may have played in history’s most famous disaster at sea. The RMS Titanic was hailed as largest, strongest, safest ship of its time, an exemplar of British shipbuilding. But what the 1,500 victims who sailed to their watery graves never knew was that much of the ship was imperfectly forged from cheap and recycled scrap iron—and that the tragedy may have been caused by gross negligence and greed. Investigative reporter Robert Strange has studied scientific, forensic evidence from metal raised from the ship’s carcass miles deep on the ocean floor, and secrets hidden for a hundred years within the archives of the shipyard that built and launched the vessel, to answer the question: Who sank the Titanic? This book examines the intense cost-cutting pressures which could have contributed to the Titanic’s demise and one of the greatest loss-of-life disasters in maritime history. The book makes the argument that there was negligence in every area of the ship’s planning and construction—and that her owners, her planners, her builders, and the government ministers who watched her set sail could be considered complicit in one of the greatest mass homicides in history.
Rediscovering the Titanic (A True Book: The Titanic)

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9781338840582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

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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 THIS 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.
Premonitions of the Titanic Disaster

Author: Terry Keefe

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800462342

Category: Transportation

Page: 424

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Passengers cancelling their tickets for Titanic’s maiden voyage out of apprehension; a famous social reformer who died on Titanic, warned in 1911 that he would be in danger from water in April 1912; inhabitants of the remote islands of Fiji aware of the sinking before reports of the collision reached the Pacific; a dying girl who, on 14 April 1912, ‘sees’ a big ship sinking in the water and mysteriously knows the name of the violinist in Titanic’s orchestra. These are just a few of the numerous claims to psychic foreknowledge of the ship's sinking. Within days of the widely-publicised disaster of 1912, stories began circulating of extraordinary omens and individuals who supposedly had supernatural premonitions of the disaster. Furthermore, four fictional works – one dating as far back as twenty-six years – came to be seen as anticipating the disaster. Between 1960 and 2006, five major commentators published extended analyses of the alleged premonitions, none of which is now easily accessible to an English readership. This book examines them all in detail. The whole treatment of the matter opens up fascinating questions concerning the paranormal, but also raises and leaves unresolved crucial issues specific to premonitions and how they can be legitimately examined. Readers are left to make their own judgement on Titanic premonitions.
Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

Author: Logan Marshall

Publisher: VM eBooks

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

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To the 1635 souls who were lost with the ill-fated Titanic, and especially to those heroic men, who, instead of trying to save themselves, stood aside that women and children might have their chance; of each of them let it be written, as it was written of a Greater One--"He Died that Others might Live" "I stood in unimaginable trance And agony that cannot be remembered."--COLERIDGE Dr. Van Dyke's Spiritual Consolation to the Survivors of the Titanic The Titanic, greatest of ships, has gone to her ocean grave. What has she left behind her? Think clearly.