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The story of "Titanic's" tragic maiden voyage still tugs at the heartstrings and sparks universal curiosity. This Eyewitness book uncovers the story behind the story of this majestic ship, from its borth in a Belfast shipyard to its death in the icy Atlantic. Renderings, photographs, and deck plans accompany a compelling narrative of courage and cowardice, sacrifice, and s ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published August 2nd 2004 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published January 1st 1999)
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Siddhesh Krishnan
Simon Adams

Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,502 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. She was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star
Eyewitness does a spectacular job of describing every little detail on what happened that tragic night. The things recovered, the remnants and parts of the ship are also well represented.
A nice book filled with facts about Titanic, nice pictures and some inaccuracies.. Ideal for kids that want to explore the best known ship and wreckage of all time.

A beautiful journey, with many details varying from the facilities of the "practically unsinkable" vessel, to well known passengers. I enjoyed reading it a lot. And although it is meant for children an adult can find it amussing and pleasing..

The only thing i didn't like was how it suggests that the ship was poorly built. It has been
1. Genre- Non-Fiction
2. Awards- None
3. Grade Level- 3-4
4. This is a great book to use when discussing the Titanic. The book explains how the Titanic was built, how things ran while on board, and what happened when it sank, with extra tidbits throughout of survivors' tales and remnants later discovered after the wreck. As a follow-up activity, I would work together with students and assign each student a different part. The groups would be first class, second class, and third class passengers, th
Carley Haney
This book is so sad it is so sad that every time I read it or watch the movie I cry I would recommend every one who loves romantic/ sad movies or books need to read this!!!!! :)
Reggie Overton
A Titanic book coming from the "Eyewitness" series is not a disappointment. This book is jam packed with information on the story we all know, love, and crave more through curiosity. The book contains an array of real photographs of recovered wreckage from the ship along with facts of its purpose etc. We are also taken along on a history lesson from when the grand ship was built all the way to its final demise and destruction. The book is hardcover and bares sleek polished illustrations and elab ...more
Awesome; many photos of many different recovered items & of construction & voyage. Detail & depth.
This was ok. I guess it was worthy of reading...
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Samuel Phillips
Neat stuff was found on Titanic.
Nov 19, 2012 Cool.Cookie.Chick marked it as to-read
Its so heart breaking i always cry
This book is awesome
Apr 28, 2012 Anne-Marie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Titanic movie fans... and pretty much everyone else
Recommended to Anne-Marie by: I did. Because I'm that amazing.
Interesting!!! All these extra factoids allowed me to geek out after I saw the Titanic movie in 3D. Particularly haunting was the page which listed all the PREDICTIONS of the Titanic sinking. A bunch of dying people, for example a dying girl in Scotland, said they could see a sinking ship with screaming people on it sinking into the icy ocean just a few hours before the Titanic actually sank. A bunch of books were published as much as thirty years before the incident which described a story almo ...more
Emerson Flores
The book is about the titanic a ship that was created in the year 1912. Many called this ship "unsinkable",and "luxurious". No one would ever thought that her first maiden voyage would of been her last. The biggest and largest ship of her time surprised the world and no one thought she was beatable compared to any other ship there wasn't a ship as close to her in luxurious and big. It all starts way before the year 1912 it was about 1902 10 years before the titanic would make its maiden voyage. ...more
Titanic Simon Adams

This book is all about the Titanic. There many facts that teach people about the Titanic, like the rooms, clothes, food, and etc. Also it tells what happens to the Titanic and the events in order until it sinks. I would let people read this book

The point of this book is to inform the reader about the Titanic and what happens in great detail. The author is trying to say that the Titanic was a great ship and it sank in the mid-atlantic in 1912 on a new moon, also on a sunday
Awesome look at the Titanic, with lots of really interesting (and some pretty freaky) facts about the ship itself, the passengers, and of course it's fateful sinking. This Eyewitness series book contains a wide variety of photos, and blurbs of information. A few facts that stood out to me:
•On April 14th, 1912, the night of the sinking of Titanic, a young Scottish girl names Jessie lay dying her in her bed. As she slipped away, Jessie told her parents of a premonition she had about a ship hitting
These eyewitness books are amazing. Especially eyewitness Titanic. The Titanic's maiden voyage was set to start in March. It took 2 tons of anchor weight to try to stop the Titanic. The Titanic sunk on April 12 1912, when I just slightly hit a iceberg on the front bow. It took 2 hours for the water to rise over the 15 water tight bulkheads. When it did the Titanic started to rise out of the water. With the back of the Titanic up in the air it's splits into 2! The front plows down to the ocean f ...more
Good book with many interesting facts, most of which I already knew, but the predictions page was very interesting, with lots of new facts I didn't know, I reccomend anyone who is interested in the titanic but doesn't know too much about it but wants to know more
Rach Higgins
To state,the obvious,a story,full of,sadness,joys,happiness,very hard to even,imagine living thru that,surviving the ordeal,would be imbedded in ones mind forever,it would be the hardest thing to ever forget,or let go of. . . just enuf. .
Wow, this was incredible! I have always been fascinated by the story of the Titanic and I learned a lot about it growing up, but I never read a book like this that was so detailed. It covered everything imaginable related to the Titanic--the time period, the construction of the ship, the different classes of travel, the sinking, the lifeboats, the Carpathia rescue, the discovery of it in 1985, etc. I especially loved the stories of heroism. In times of disaster there are those people who simply ...more
Your standard Eyewitness book. Informational but occasionally overcrowded. Still, if you're looking for a place to start in researching the Titanic, you could do worse than this book.
vampire lover
It truley doe's have every little peice or discribes every little peice of what happened that night. wonderful book. if you have not seen movie watch it. you will be amazed
I loved this book! It was very informational, interesting, and AWESOME! Great pictures add to the wonderful information stored in this book! This one never gets old.
This was my favorite book when I was little-bitty, it's so magical and full of facts, while keeping to the grim irony that the whole disaster could have been avoided.
The book was okay. Titanic is not really the genre I like. It contained too much of romance and exaggerating scenes. This book was just a one-time book for me.
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Naohiro Hotta
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Good book.Love how they show everything and explain it.Gives more details than other books.
Leslie Nelson

I think that this book is vare interesting I think that this story is vare sad but it is esiting.
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Simon Adams is a writer and editor of children’s non-fiction and reference books. He specializes in history, politics and current affairs and has written extensively on exploration, music and the arts. He is also a well established jazz critic and reviewer. Simon has also contributed to family and adult reference books and has been an editorial consultant on various history and other titles.
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