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Ballard, Robert D.

Overview
Works: 324 works in 1,012 publications in 11 languages and 38,272 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Documentary television programs  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Disaster films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Creator, Author of introduction, Producer, Interviewee, Other, Narrator, Speaker, Film editor, Editor, Originator, Commentator
Classifications: G530.T6, 910.91634
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Most widely held works by Robert D Ballard
The discovery of the Titanic by Robert D Ballard( Book )

72 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 3,299 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 )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the large luxery liner that sank in 1912 and the discovery of the underwater wreckage
Secrets of the Titanic by National Geographic( Visual )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Geographic remembers the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a special collection of programs including the original classic "Secrets of the Titanic" and the new special "Save the Titanic with Robert Ballard."
Exploring our living planet by Robert D Ballard( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,710 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
The eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea exploration by Robert D Ballard( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,453 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
Finding the Titanic by Robert D Ballard( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,334 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 discovery of the Bismarck by Robert D Ballard( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,277 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 )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,220 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
Return to Midway by Robert D Ballard( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,157 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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underwater images help answer questions about the sinking of British passenger liner, Lusitania, in 1915, which killed 1,195 civilians
Lost liners by Robert D Ballard( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,062 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
The lost ships of Guadalcanal by Robert D Ballard( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 987 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 )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 981 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 760 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 637 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. 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 )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 612 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 )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries of the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, exploring the civilizations near the Black Sea, Egypt, Greece, Minoan Crete, and Italy in search of ancient shipwrecks
Explorations : my quest for adventure and discovery under the sea by Robert D Ballard( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of the famous oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the remains of the Titanic in 1985
Collision with history : the search for John F. Kennedy's PT 109 by Robert D Ballard( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Ballard, Bob

Ballard, Bob 1942-

Ballard, Robert

Ballard, Robert 1942-

Ballard, Robert D.

Ballard, Robert Duane, 1942-

Ballard, Robert océanographe

Robert Balard

Robert Ballard Amerikaans officier

Robert Ballard amerikai tengerészparancsnok

Robert Ballard amerikanischer Unterwasserarchäologe

Robert Ballard amerykański geolog morski, geofizyk

Robert Ballard oceanografo e archeologo statunitense

Robert Ballard océanographe et officier américain

Robert D. Ballard

Robert Duane Ballard

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Роберт Балард

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バラード, ロバート・D

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Exploring the TitanicExploring our living planetThe eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea explorationFinding the TitanicReturn to MidwayExploring the Lusitania : probing the mysteries of the sinking that changed historyLost linersReturn to Titanic : a new look at the world's most famous lost ship