WorldCat Identities

Ballard, Robert D.

Overview
Works: 288 works in 863 publications in 12 languages and 40,240 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Documentary television programs  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Biography  Fiction  Disaster films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Creator, Author of introduction, Producer, Interviewee, Narrator, Originator, Film editor, Commentator, Other
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 )

101 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 3,537 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 )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,933 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 2,200 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 )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,814 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
Titanic : an illustrated history by Donald Lynch( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book's showpiece is without doubt its three-page foldout which reveals an original cutaway diagram of the Titanic. In this remarkable full-color illustration created by Ken Marschall expressly for this book, the Titanic's hull is opened up to reveal the layout of her public rooms and staterooms in accurate detail. With all the splendor and pathos of the night that will never be forgotten, here is the complete Titanic - from first conception to final repose on the ocean floor - compellingly recalled in one handsome volume
Ghost liners : exploring the world's greatest lost ships by Robert D Ballard( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,501 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 1,446 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 )

45 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 1,446 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, and the rescue of those who survived
The lost wreck of the Isis by Robert D Ballard( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 1,319 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Danish and held by 1,295 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 )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,190 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 4 languages and held by 1,177 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 1,169 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 )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 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 988 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 777 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 )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spellbinding deep-sea techno-thriller that rivals the best of Clancy or Cussler
Last voyage of the Lusitania by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 649 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
The battle for Midway( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 648 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
 
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Exploring the Titanic
Alternative Names
Ballard, Bob

Ballard, Bob 1942-

Ballard, Robert.

Ballard, Robert 1942-

Ballard, Robert D.

Ballard, Robert ocanographe

Robert Balard

Robert Ballard amerikanischer Unterwasserarchologe

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 (335)

German (62)

French (13)

Italian (11)

Danish (11)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (6)

Polish (6)

Dutch (4)

Turkish (2)

Chinese (1)

Hebrew (1)

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