I have always been interested in the Titanic’s wreck site, and when I had the chance to read this book, I was all about it! Bob Ballard’s memoir, Into the Deep covers not only his discovery and exploration of the Titanic’s site, but also so many other wonderful underwater finds!
This was a great read that really brought me along on some fantastic journeys! I loved that there were photographs included to bring these discoveries to life as I read. I feel like there was so much to learn, and so much I never knew about the Titanic, but also about all the other wonderful things Ballard has done for underwater exploration.
This is a memoir of not only Ballard’s work and exploration, but also his personal life. I really enjoyed learning about some of the struggles he has had throughout his life, and how he has worked to overcome them! I found his story to be inspirational and extremely interesting!
If you are someone who enjoys learning about shipwrecks, or exploration, I think you would find this to be an engrossing read!
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The legendary explorer of Titanic and Lusitania looks back on his life behind his famous exploits and unveils a major new discovery on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Titanic find.
Best known for finding the wreck of the Titanic, celebrated adventurer Robert Ballard has a lifetime of stories about exploring the ocean depths. From discovering new extremophile life-forms thriving at 750°F hydrothermal vents in 1977 to finding famous shipwrecks including the Bismarck and PT 109, Ballard has made history. Now the captain of E/V Nautilus, a state-of-the-art scientific exploration vessel rigged for research in oceanography, geology, biology, and archaeology, leads young scientists as they map the ocean floor, collect artifacts from ancient shipwrecks, and relay live-time adventures from remote-controlled submersibles to reveal amazing sea life. For the first time, Robert Ballard gets personal, telling the inside stories of his adventures and challenges as a midwestern kid with dyslexia who became an internationally renowned ocean explorer. Here is the definitive story of the danger and discovery, conflict and triumph that make up his remarkable life.
Just the Facts:
Into the Deep by Robert D. Ballard and Christopher Drew
Page Count: 336
Publisher: National Geographic
Pub Date: May 11, 2021
Best known for discovering hydrothermal vents, the sunken R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and many other ancient and modern shipwrecks around the world, ROBERT BALLARD has conducted more than 150 deep-sea expeditions and is a pioneer in the development of advanced deep submergence and telepresence technology. Since 2008 he has managed the E/V Nautilus, his flagship for exploration, operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust and funded in part by NOAA. Among his many honors he holds the Explorers Club Medal, the National Geographic Hubbard Medal, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal.
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