Titanic by National Geographic
Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Greatest Shipwreck (National Geographic Shorts)

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On the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking, National Geographic revisits the romance, glory, and tragedy of this tremendous ship and presents an insider’s look at the new findings about the passengers and scientific study of the wreck site. For 100 years the great ship Titanic has rested in its final grave on the ocean floor, lost to deep ocean darkness until its 1985 discovery by National Geographic’s Bob Ballard. Relive the spell-binding tragic final hours of the ship in a detailed retelling of the famous story and learn the personal stories of lesser-known passengers, including the “guarantees.” For the first time since its discovery, Ballard travels to Belfast to interview descendants of the ship builders and the “guarantee group”—the ill-fated men who traveled on the ship’s first voyage to assure its seaworthiness.  Understand underwater mapping techniques that have brought Titanic’s debris field into high resolution, and get a glimpse of current deep ocean scientific research on the wreckage and the future of underwater exploration.
 

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Dr. Michael S. Sweeney is a professor at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, where he serves as director of the graduate program and teaches print journalism courses.He has written a variety of books for the National Geographic Press, including God Grew Tired of Us, Brain: The Complete Mind, and BrainWorks. He also has published academically on the history of wartime journalism, and particularly on the methods and effectiveness of censorship in wartime. His first book, Secrets of Victory, about the American Office of Censorship in World War II, was named book of the year for 2001 by the American Journalism Historians Association.He is associate editor of Journalism History, a quarterly academic journal published at the Scripps School.Dr. Sweeney received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska, his master’s from the University of North Texas, and his Ph.D. from Ohio University.He lives in Athens, Ohio, with his wife, Carolyn.
 
Published March 20, 2012 by National Geographic. 51 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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