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Book Title: Her Name, Titanic: The Real Story of the Sinking and Finding of the Unsinkable Ship|
The author of the book: Charles Pellegrino
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.13 MB
Date of issue: June 1st 1988
ISBN 13: 9780070492806
Read full description of the books Her Name, Titanic: The Real Story of the Sinking and Finding of the Unsinkable Ship:This book centers at least as much on the author's experiences, which are very interesting, and his thoughts as it does on the Titanic itself. There are side trips of conjecture about exploration on moons of other planets and an interesting parallel between the Titanic and the Challenger disaster. Both had elements of overconfidence that contributed to what went wrong. How often will this repeat itself?
Another interesting thing brought out was the science fiction works of Morgan Robertson who wrote his book _Titan_ about a ship like the Titanic that was unsinkable but sank like the Titanic on its first voyage, with many uncanny similarities. It was written before the Titanic sailed and there was actually a copy of this prophetic science fiction work on the Titanic during that fateful cruise! Bone-chilling! The same author wrote another science fiction book about a world war that featured Japanese planes bombing Hawaii on a December morning. Robertson died in 1915 in poverty.
I learned a lot I didn't know about oceanography and about the Titanic. The book is very worthwhile reading as it is a first-hand account of the finding of the Titanic and the author's best attempt to describe the indescribable emotional upheaval they went through when they did. There are also a lot of description of what went on in the lives of the passengers and crew of the Titanic during this disaster. The book flips back and forth in time between the events leading up to the discovery and exploration of the Titanic 2 1/2 miles deep in 1986 and the April 15, 1912 events of the Titanic.
If you are wanting a history of the sinking of the Titanic alone, this book isn't it. But, if you want a look at that event with the perspective of those who found the wreck in recent times, this is a great read. It comes with helpful illustrations to better understand what the author is talking about. Without them, I would likely have had difficulty following the narrative.
Read information about the authorCharles Pellegrino is a scientist working in paleobiology, astronomy, and various other areas; a designer for projects including rockets and nuclear devices (non-military propulsion systems), composite construction materials, and magnetically levitated transportation systems; and a writer. He has been affiliated with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand National Observatory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY; taught at institutions including Hofstra University and Adelphi University Center for Creative Arts; a member of Princeton Space Studies Institute. Cradle of Aviation Museum, space flight consultant; Challenger Center, founding member. After sailing with Robert Ballard to the Galapagos Rift in the immediate aftermath of the discovery of the Titanic (in 1985), Pellegrino expanded from the field of paleontology “into the shallows of archaeological time.”
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