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Titanic: Disaster at Sea [With Poster]

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Library Binding, 64 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Capstone Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m thinking of watching the Titanic movie again soon so I picked up this children’s book to refresh my memory on the facts. This fascinating and well done book covers the sinking, the discovery of the shipwreck on the ocean floor, stage and screen adaptations of the story, and tributes and memorials to those who lost their lives.

This is a spectacular book; I must admit I got caught up in reading and viewing the pictures! There’s just so much to take in on every page. The detailed information i
Sandra "Jeanz"
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is a large, illustrated book aimed mainly at children. It is being released to commemorate the tragedy of the Disaster At Sea that was the titanic sinking in April 1912.

I have to say even though this book is most probably aimed at the younger generation, I found it fascinating. The cover is very tactile as it is embossed. It has a dramatic view (from a lifeboat) of the Titanic about to sink in the background. you can see the people looking horrified at the ship, not quite beli
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is beautiful and packed full of information on the Titanic, from being built to the terrible night it sank. As much as I have read and watched about the Titanic there were interesting things I never knew.
I bought this book for my 10 year old son who is doing a reading fair project on the Titanic. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend to any collector or teacher for their classroom. The poster is beautiful and there is a fold out diagram, which is a map, inside and out of the entir
Sue Morris
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
RMS Titanic set sail on April 12, 1912. She is the largest ocean liner to date and considered the most luxurious and the safest. Unsinkable is what the Titanic was considered. There were watertight compartments that were to keep the ship afloat, even if one or two filled up with water. The White Star Line, run by Bruce Ismay, was proud of Titanic. She was the ocean liner that would best any liner built by Cunard, the other major cruise line company. After watching the building of Titanic, and he ...more
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
[This review appears on Andi's Kids Books.]

I was a kid when the Titanic was found lying at the bottom of the sea. I was absolutely mesmerized by the story and all of those photographs published in the National Geographic magazine. The book Titanic: Disaster at Sea is the kind of book I would have read to shreds when I was a kid.

It is one of those nonfiction books for kids that is chock full of details on just about every aspect of the topic. It shares the history of shipbuilding at the time, to
Kellie Sheridan
Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it

Even though this book is technically for children and younger teens, I actually managed to learn some interesting things about The Titanic. Titanic: Disaster at Sea was broken down into very easy to follow sections that covered generally basic information but always managed to put an interesting spin onto every section. There is a lot of information here for both Titanic junkies and those who are new to the story alike.

I loved the illustrations that came with this book. They were realistic enoug
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
This book is fun to read, interactive, well researched, and very pleasing to the eye. There are tons of interesting details to read and learn about. Whether you're a kid learning about the Titanic for the first time or a grown-up interested in reliving the facts, this book is for you! :) ...more
Seeing as how this book is really just an illustrated run-down of events surrounding the Titanic, there isn't all that much to review but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it.

The illustrations were, of course, the highlight of the book as they were the most pervasive. Richly colored and detailed it was hard not to stare at the visuals more than the words. I wouldn't recommend reading it in its digital form, though. I couldn't manage to zoom in on my Digital Editions and while I could in my eReade
Mady Dailey
Jun 24, 2015 added it
Shelves: nonfiction
1. Time Voyage by Steve Brezenoff. 2012. Stone Arch Books.
2. I chose to include this chapter book because it's a story about two students who learn of what happened to the Titanic and then magically are able to teleport back in time to the actual time of the Titanic. Since the boys know what is going to happen to the Titanic, they try to tell passengers not to board because it will sink. I liked how this fiction story about two boys trying to save people tied into the nonfiction book of explaini
Alex Boyle
Sep 22, 2012 rated it liked it
I decided to read this book because I saw it in the school library whilst seeking for something in the: 'A book with themes related to what we have studied in term three' category. And it fits perfectly, as we have been studying the epic-romance by James Cameron; Titanic.

This category was interesting because we had just studied the film (As mentioned before) and I was eager for some more facts. Who knows, it may help me later while studying it.

My favourite quote from this book is "Brittanic,"(si
Danielle Zuhlke
1.)I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Series #1) by Lauren Tarshis (June 1, 2010).
2.)The twin-text is a story about a brother and sister who are sailing on the Titanic with their aunt. The story tells of their experiences on board the Titanic before the ship crashes, and how they survive. The author ties in true information about the Titanic through the boy’s experiences aboard the ship. The adventure story is a fun read, and demonstrates the events of that night through the
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
This reviewer viewed this book in an e-reader format. I’ve read many books on the Titanic. Fiction, Non-Fiction, easy, hard. It is a subject that I’m immediately drawn to. This book written by Philip Wilkinson has many colorful illustrations. Within those colorful illustrations are small snippits of information throughout, much like a newspaper. This is the format I prefer when reading something historical. It has many photos of relics found from the shipwreck, small bio’s on many people on boar ...more
Kellee Moye
Titanic: Disaster at Sea reminds of a an Eyewitness book where all the information about the title can be found inside. And this book is all you need if you want to learn about the Titanic. It takes the reader from the building of the Titanic through the disaster all the way to the superliners of today.

This is a beautiful book and I cannot wait to own it. When published it will include a full diagram of the ship's interior that will fold out of the book, a pull out poster, and cutaway images on
U Sam
Dec 21, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked this book very much, because it tells me information that is about the titanic and the pictures in it were amazing. It's like telling me the events that are happening at the disaster of titanic. I would recommand this book to someone else because this is such an fantastic Informational text. Especially people that wants to learn about th history of titanic and is an lover of ships. My favorite part is when it tells that people has prediction for the terrible disaster some of them are fr ...more
Sydney Anderson
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book I read was Titanic Disaster at Sea. It is by Philip Wilkinson. The genre is nonfiction. The setting is at the docks and the ocean where the titanic sank. There were no main characters but they did mention Thomas Andrews, Joseph Bruce Ismary, Captain Edward John Smith, Charles Lightoller, and Margete "Molly" Brown. The book is an amazing story of how the titanic was built and what really happened and how the Titanic sank. It really makes you feel as if you were really there when it happ ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-history
this one is my son's third favorite titanic book after 'Legacy of the World's Greatest Ocean Liner' and 'Last Images'
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Loaded down with tons of interesting tidbits of information, but the illustrations are what really did it for me. Aspects of them had a diorama feeling to them.
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Beautifully done.
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Great information. People predicted Titanic would sink! Insane.
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Philip Wilkinson (born 1955) is the author of non-fiction books for children and adults. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He worked as an editor prior to becoming an author.

He specializes in works on history, the arts, religion, and architecture and has written over forty titles.

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