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Ballard, Robert D.

Overview
Works: 276 works in 799 publications in 12 languages and 40,261 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Director, Creator, Author of introduction, Producer, Interviewee, Narrator, Film editor
Classifications: G530.T6, 910.91634
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert D Ballard
The discovery of the Titanic by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
109 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 3,627 WorldCat member 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 )
30 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 2,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the large luxury liner which sank in 1912 and the discovery and exploration of its underwater wreckage
Secrets of the Titanic ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,283 WorldCat member 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
Exploring our living planet by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the dynamics of Earth's shifting crust and the effects such movements have on Earth's geological structures and on man
Ghost liners : exploring the world's greatest lost ships by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member 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 Brittanic, and the Titanic
Inside the Titanic by Donald Lynch ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents dozens of paintings and illustrations, plus information on the ship's "unsinkability" and its demise
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 1,462 WorldCat member 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 )
39 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the sinking of the Bismarck and the exploration of its wreck
The lost wreck of the Isis by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Ballard visits the Mediterranean to explore a Roman shipwreck site and investigate an active underwater volcano
Finding the Titanic by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the voyage of the Titanic, the accident that caused it to sink, and the rescue of those who survived
Exploring the Bismarck by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member 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
Lost liners by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes 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 Midway by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The quest to find the Yorktown and the other lost ships from the pivotal of the Pacific War"--Jacket subtitle
Exploring the Lusitania : probing the mysteries of the sinking that changed history by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member 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 )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,085 WorldCat member 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 Titanic : a new look at the world's most famous lost ship by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member 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
Graveyards of the Pacific : from Pearl Harbor to Bikini Atoll by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member 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 )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Its top secret cargo could forever alter the balance of power in the Middle East. Which is why an unlikely alliance of governments on two continents will resort to sabotage, blackmail, kidnapping - and even an armed showdown on the high seas - to abort the Americans' search. Written by renowned oceanographer Robert Ballard and journalist Tony Chiu, Bright Shark weaves together complex and all too plausible political intrigue with authentic underwater lore to create a
The battle for Midway ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One thousand miles from anywhere lay a lonely outpost of coral and sea called Midway. It was here in 1942 where the U.S. and Japan fought one of the greatest naval battles of World War II that changed the course of history. And it is here again where Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard now leads a team of experts and four World War II veterans on the voyage of their lives. They're on a race against time to do the impossible: find at least one of the five downed aircraft carriers. Join them as they pay their final respects to their fallen comrades
Mystery of the ancient seafarers by Robert D Ballard ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and French and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a beautiful volume featuring more than 170 maps and photographs, Mystery of the Ancient Seafarers follows the latest pursuits of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert D. Ballard as he searches for clues to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. An immediate tie-in with the 2004 PBS special, Ballard's excavation focuses primarily on the story of the Phoenicians--traders who ruled Mediterranean commerce for 1,000 years, then disappeared. A showcase of National Geographic's greatest strengths--exploration, discovery, and intricate maps--Mystery of the Ancient Seafarers is a fascinating journey through the depths of the Mediterranean and centuries of time
 
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Alternative Names
Ballard, Bob
Ballard, Bob 1942-
Ballard, Robert.
Ballard, Robert 1942-
Ballard, Robert D.
Ballard, Robert océanographe
バラード, ロバート・D
Languages
English (320)
German (48)
Japanese (9)
Italian (8)
Polish (6)
Spanish (5)
French (4)
Dutch (4)
Turkish (2)
Danish (2)
Chinese (1)
Norwegian (1)
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