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Robert Ballard
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816061734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6173-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 551
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 176

Summary

As a boy growing up on California's coast, Robert Ballard was fascinated by marine geology and life underwater. While working for the U.S. Navy, he built his expertise in the new technology of submersibles, which served him well in later expeditions. In the 1970s, Ballard took part in several key discoveries in marine science, including direct proof of the theory of plate tectonics and the first sightings of hot water vents and colonies of unique organisms that surround them on the deep-sea floor. But Ballard's most famous expedition found the remains of a famed luxury liner—the RMS Titanic—in 1985. In the years that followed the Titanic discovery, his expeditions sought shipwrecks from both world wars. This absorbing new title shares the life and work of Robert Ballard as he combs the deep for the answers to science's secrets.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Glossary. Chronology. Further reading. Internet resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Lisa Yount, a graduate of Stanford University in English and creative writing, has written educational materials for young people for approximately 40 years. She has penned or edited more than 50 published books, nine of which have won awards or been included on "most recommended" lists. Among her books for Facts On File include Animal Rights, Revised EditionA to Z of Biologists; Energy Supply; Patients' Rights in the Age of Managed Health Care; and A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition. She is also the author of Rita Levi-Montalcini and Alfred Wegener, two other volumes in Chelsea House's Makers of Modern Science series.

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