Ballard, Robert D.
Most widely held works about Robert D Ballard
Most widely held works by Robert D Ballard
The discovery of the Titanic by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
45 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,879 libraries worldwide
This book recounts the author's 1985 discovery and exploration of the Titanic 75 years after it sank in the North Atlantic.
Exploring the Titanic by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Danish and held by 2,745 libraries worldwide
Describes the large luxury liner which sank in 1912 and the discovery and exploration of its underwater wreckage.
Exploring our living planet by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 1,842 libraries worldwide
Examines the dynamics of Earth's shifting crust and the effects such movements have on Earth's geological structures and on man.
Secrets of the Titanic ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,574 libraries worldwide
Armed with sophisticated equipment, Dr. Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and his team of researchers become the first humans to see and photograph the Titanic since its sinking more than 70 years ago.
Ghost liners : exploring the world's greatest lost ships by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
Depicts five famous ships that have been lost at sea in modern times, the Empress of Ireland, the Lusitania, the Andrea Doria, the Britannic, and the Titanic.
The eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea exploration by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
Until a few decades ago, the ocean depths were almost as mysterious and inaccessible as outer space. Oceans cover two-thirds of the earth's surface with an average depth of more than two miles -- yet humans had never ventured more than a few hundred feet below the waves. One of the great scientific and archaeological feats of our time has been finally to cast light on the "eternal darkness" of the deep sea. This is the story of that achievement, told by the man who has done more than any other to make it possible: Robert Ballard. Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic. He led the teams that discovered hydrothermal vents and "black smokers"--Cracks in the ocean floor where springs of superheated water support some of the strangest life-forms on the planet. He was a diver on the team that explored the mid-Atlantic ridge for the first time, confirming the theory of plate tectonics. Today, he is exploring the ancient trade routes of the world in hopes of launching a new field of research in deep-water archaeology. In this book, he combines science, history, spectacular illustrations, and firsthand stories from his own expeditions in a uniquely personal account of how twentieth-century explorers have pushed back the frontiers of technology to take us into the midst of a world we could once only guess at. Ballard begins in 1930 with William Beebe and Otis Barton, pioneers of the ocean depths who made the world's first deep-sea dives in a cramped steel sphere. He introduces us to Auguste and Jacques Piccard, whose "bathyscaph" descended in 1960 to the lowest point on the ocean floor. He reviews the celebrated advances made by Jacques Cousteau. He describes his own major discoveries-- from sea-floor spreading to black smokers -- as well as his technical breakthroughs, including the development of remote -operated underwater vehicles and the revolutionary search techniques that led to the discovery and exploration of the Titanic, the Nazi battleship Bismarck, ancient trading vessels, and other great ships.
The discovery of the Bismarck by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 1,438 libraries worldwide
An account of the sinking of the Bismarck and the exploration of its wreck.
Finding the Titanic by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,351 libraries worldwide
Describes the voyage of the Titanic, the accident that caused it to sink, and the rescue of those who survived.
The lost wreck of the Isis by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
Dr. Ballard visits the Mediterranean to explore a Roman shipwreck site and investigate an active underwater volcano.
Exploring the Bismarck by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,316 libraries worldwide
Recreates the sea battle that sank the German battleship Bismarck in World War II and recounts how the shipwreck was discovered in 1989.
Exploring the Lusitania : probing the mysteries of the sinking that changed history by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Underwater images help answer questions about the sinking of British passenger liner, Lusitania, in 1915, which killed 1,195 civilians.
The lost ships of Guadalcanal by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
The story of the battle for Guadalcanal during World War II and the modern investigation of the warships sunk of its coast.
Return to Midway by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
"The quest to find the Yorktown and the other lost ships from the pivotal of the Pacific War"--Jacket subtitle.
Lost liners by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Including underwater images, paintings, and photographs, this book presents stories of the lost liners - the Titanic, Lusitania, Britannica, Empress of Ireland, Andrea Doria, and others.
Return to Titanic : a new look at the world's most famous lost ship by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Examines the changes in the Titanic since its original discovery in 1985 and how it has been damaged over the past two decades, calling for the preservation of such wrecks as historical monuments.
Explorations : my quest for adventure and discovery under the sea by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Dr. Ballard, a well-known American oceanographer and undersea explorer highlights moments in his career. He describes his trips to such notable sites as the "Titanic" and the "Bismark". He also chronicles expeditions to the wrecks of Cold War nuclear submarines, to ascertain why they were lost and what dangers they still carry.
Graveyards of the Pacific : from Pearl Harbor to Bikini Atoll by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Offers an underwater tour of World War II Pacific battle sites at Midway, Guadalcanal, Truk Lagoon, Pearl Harbor, and Bikini Atoll.
Bright shark by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
May 1988. American scientists are conducting routine underwater tests near the Mediterranean island of Crete when they see an amorphous shadow lurking behind an outcropping of dark gray rocks. The lamps of their unmanned deep-sea vehicles aren't bright enough to fully illuminate the target, but as one of the robots maneuvers nearer, the blob begins to take shape. Moments later, an eerie vision springs onto the monitors - the image of a skin diver's suit two and a half.
The battle for Midway ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Dr. Robert Ballard leads a team of experts and four World War II veterans to Midway Island where the U.S. and Japan fought one of the fiercest battles of the war. They're in a race against time to find at least one of the downed aircraft carriers including the U.S.S. Yorktown.
Collision with history : the search for John F. Kennedy's PT 109 by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the events surrounding the sinking of PT 109, John F. Kennedy's first naval command, in the Soloman Sea on August 2, 1943, and recounts researchers' efforts to find the ship more than six decades after it sank.
Antiquities Ballard, Robert D Bible Biography Bismarck (Battleship) Classical antiquities Cryptography Deluge Documentary films Documentary television programs Excavations (Archaeology) Explorers Films for the hearing impaired Guadalcanal, Battle of (Solomon Islands : 1942-1943) Historic sites History Italy--Sicily Juvenile works Kennedy, John F.--1917-1963 Lusitania (Steamship) Marshall Islands Midway, Battle of (1942) Military campaigns Military leadership Military participation--Indian Navajo Indians Naval battles North Atlantic Ocean Oceania Ocean liners Oceanographers Operation Crossroads (Marshall Islands : 1946) Pacific Ocean Pictorial works Plate tectonics PT-109 (Torpedo boat) Romans Sea stories Shipwrecks Solomon Islands Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal Submarine disasters Submarines (Ships) Titanic (Steamship) Underwater archaeology Underwater exploration United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired World War (1939-1945) Yorktown (Aircraft carrier : CV-5)
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