67th out of 77 books — 49 voters
Lost Wreck of the Isis
In the summer of 1988, the discoverer of the Titanic located the remains of an ancient Roman ship deep in the Mediterranean Sea. Dr. Ballard and his team returned the following year with archaeological experts to explore the ship they called the Isis. This new book features full-color photographs taken on the ocean floor, and re-creates the 2,000-year-old voyage.
Paperback, 0 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Scholastic
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I'm not sure how many times I read this as a child, but it definitely had an influence on me. The excitement of discovery never got old, nor did the detective work of piecing together the last voyage of the Isis. Ballard, you're one cool guy!
Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, narrates this reconstruction of a Roman shipwreck. Using the JASON underwater explorer to examine the bottom surfaces of the ocean, his team was able to recover several amphorae and artifacts.
Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former commander in the United States Navy and an oceanographer who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology. He is most famous for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. Most recently he discovered the wreck o...moreMore about Robert D. Ballard...