On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic´s sinking, a prominent Titanic researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears forever. The Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen; the ads proclaimed it to be unsinkable. When it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people, the world was forever changed and the public has been spellbound ever since. Now, a century later, the Titanic is about to disappear again: its infrastructure is set to collapse in the next few years. In this book, scientist Charles Pellegrino offers what may be the last opportunity to see the ship before it is lost to the seas for eternity. The last book to be written while survivors were still alive and able to contribute details, Farewell, Titanic includes many untold stories about the sinking and exploration of the unsinkable ship. Author Charles Pellegrino provided source material for James Cameron´s Oscar-winning Titanic film, which is being re-released in 3D at the same time as the book Written by a New York Times best-selling author who participated in the post-discovery analysis of the Titanic´s remains during the expedition that immediately followed Robert Ballard´s Titanic discovery in 1985 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007273/bk_adbl_007273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Der Untergang der Titanic ist Legende. Als der Ozeandampfer in der Nacht zum 14. April 1912 nach dem Zusammenstoß mit einem Eisberg versank, kamen mehr als 1500 Menschen ums Leben. Trotz intensiver Suche wurde das Wrack des Luxusschiffes erst am 1. September 1985 gefunden. Jahrzehntelang lieferten sich Forscher, Schatzsucher und Abenteurer aus der ganzen Welt ein regelrechtes Wettrennen um den Fund des Titanic-Wracks. Jeder wollte der Erste sein, vor allem weil man sich wichtige Informationen über den Hergang der Katastrophe erhoffte und wertvolle Schätze an Bord des versunkenen Schiffes vermutete. Immerhin waren vier der reichsten Männer der Welt an Bord gegangen. Man suchte jahrzehntelang vergeblich - bis sich der Meeresbiologe Robert Ballard und der Ingenieur Jean-Louis Michel entschlossen, die rostrote Legende zu suchen. Die von ihnen in jahrelanger Arbeit entwickelten modernen Sonar- und Videotechniken führten 74 Jahre nach dem Untergang zur Auffindung des Wracks 3800m unter dem Meeresspiegel. Ihre Expedition gehört zu den spannendsten Abenteuern unter Wasser. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Norman Matt. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xspv/000103/bk_xspv_000103_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Actors, artists, memorabilia dealers, and members of the expedition dive teams join descendants of the passengers and crew in a panel discussion trying to answer why the public is amazed by a 104 year old shipwreck. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Partridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078040/bk_acx0_078040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time. A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry - and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame - Garriott invented the multi-player online game, and coined the term ´´Avatar´´ to describe an individual´s online character. A lifelong adventurer and member of the Explorers Club, Garriott has used the fortune he amassed from the gaming business to embark on a number of thrilling expeditions. He has plumbed the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to see the remains of the Titanic, hunted for meteorites in Antarctica, and in 2008 became one of the first private citizens to be launched into space. Richard has been one of the foremost pioneers of the private space industry, investing his time and energy into making space travel more accessible. In this fascinating memoir, Garriott invites listeners on the great adventure that is his life. An audacious genius with an insatiable curiosity and an irrepressible playfulness, Garriott takes listeners on an unforgettable intellectual experience that is enlightening, adventurous, and fun. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Grove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005715/bk_harp_005715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the course of history, famous people made mistakes that were so monumental they could never escape them, no matter how brilliant their successes! Ferdinand Magellan is credited as the first man to sail around the world...but he only actually made it halfway. His terrible treatment of everyone he met cut his life journey short. Queen Isabella of Spain is remembered for financing Columbus´ expeditions - and for creating the Spanish Inquisition. J. Bruce Ismay commissioned the unsinkable marvel of the sea, the Titanic - and then jumped the line of women and children to escape death on a lifeboat. Listeners will be fascinated well past the final curtain and will empathize with the flawed humanity of these achievers. Famous successful ´´failures´´ include: Marco Polo Queen Isabella of Spain King Montezuma II Anne Boleyn Ferdinand Magellan Isaac Newton Benedict Arnold George Armstrong Custer Vincent van Gogh Susan B. Anthony Thomas Alva Edison J. Bruce Ismay Amelia M. Earhart Joseph Jefferson Jackson (´´Shoeless Joe´´) 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007939/bk_reco_007939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.