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Ballard, Robert D.

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Most widely held works by Robert D Ballard
The discovery of the Titanic by Robert D Ballard( Book )

101 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 3,480 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 )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the large luxury liner which sank in 1912 and the discovery and exploration of its underwater wreckage
Titanic : an illustrated history by Donald Lynch( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead men tell no tales. Dead ships, however, do. Vivid recent photographs illuminate the grandeur of the world's most storied maritime disaster ... and offers us a whole world frozen at the moment of a disaster
Exploring our living planet by Robert D Ballard( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,795 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
Secrets of the Titanic( Visual )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of how Dr. Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and his team of researchers become the first humans to see and photograph the RMS Titanic since it sank on April 14, 1912
Ghost liners : exploring the world's greatest lost ships by Robert D Ballard( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,487 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 Britannic, and the Titanic
The eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea exploration by Robert D Ballard( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,437 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 )

47 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 9 languages and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the sinking of the Bismarck and the exploration of its wreck
Finding the Titanic by Robert D Ballard( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the voyage of the Titanic, the accident that caused it to sink, the rescue of those who survived, and the 1986 expedition to find the sunken ship
The lost wreck of the Isis by Robert D Ballard( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters describing the modern archaeological exploration of the deepest ancient shipwreck ever found are interspersed with chapters which imagine the last voyage of the Isis. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Exploring the Bismarck by Robert D Ballard( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Danish and held by 1,281 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. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Lost liners by Robert D Ballard( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,181 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 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 )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,163 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 )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,040 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 985 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 769 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
The battle for Midway by Donovan Reiff( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member 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
Last voyage of the Lusitania by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the disaster that shocked the world on May 7, 1915, when the state-of-the-art ocean liner sank after being struck by a German U-Boat torpedo that killed over 1100 passengers
Mystery of the ancient seafarers by Robert D Ballard( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and French and held by 637 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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Exploring the Titanic
Alternative Names
Ballard, Bob

Ballard, Bob 1942-

Ballard, Robert.

Ballard, Robert 1942-

Ballard, Robert D.

Ballard, Robert océanographe

Robert Balard

Robert Ballard Amerikaans officier

Robert Ballard amerikanischer Unterwasserarchäologe

Robert Ballard amerykański geolog morski, geofizyk

Robert Ballard oceanografo e archeologo statunitense

Robert D. Ballard

Robert Duane Ballard

Ρόμπερτ Μπάλαρντ

Роберт Балард

Роберт Баллард

רוברט בלארד

رابرت بالارد

روبرت بالارد

バラード, ロバート・D

羅伯·巴拉德

Languages
English (326)

German (59)

French (15)

Danish (12)

Italian (10)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (9)

Polish (3)

Dutch (3)

Turkish (2)

Chinese (1)

Swedish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Norwegian (1)

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Exploring the TitanicTitanic : an illustrated historyExploring our living planetGhost liners : exploring the world's greatest lost shipsThe eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea explorationFinding the TitanicLost linersReturn to Midway