A century after the Titanics maiden voyage, this book features all aspects of the ships famous story, from the construction to its tragic end. Illustrated with fascinating photographs, children can have fun finding and matching the stickers of the Titanic to the correct place on the page.
The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters:Thrilling Stories of Survivors with Photographs and Sketches. Proprietary
In New York Times best-selling author Dan Gutman´s all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history´s most important events. This time, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can´t agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship? The Titanic Mission tells the story of the ship´s fateful last voyage like you´ve never heard it before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Turetsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005947/bk_harp_005947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine if Rapunzel´s parents were Edwardian preppers. Hazel´s parents saw the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as a portent of doom and locked their daughter away. Isolated and alone, each birthday she wishes to be free, whatever the risk. If only her childhood friend, Henry, would return and breach the high walls. On the front lines of the Great War, Henry kept a token of happier times - a worn photograph of a young girl with long blonde plaits. He returns from war damaged and vowing to do one brave thing to make up for his cowardice: release Hazel from her prison. But could Henry keep her safe in a world ravaged by the pandemic? How can Henry reconcile protecting Hazel with setting her free? Or perhaps the sheltered young woman will teach the soldier a lesson about life, liberating him from a tower of his own construction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008807/bk_blak_008807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of thrilling diving stories. There´s everything from classic tales of wreck discoveries to encounters with beautiful and bizarre creatures beneath the waves. There are stories of death and disaster as well as bravery and triumph. Each tale has been chosen to stoke the fire of divers everywhere and some are illustrated with colour photographs. Take the plunge and read about the diver who discovered how to put sharks in a trance and the marine biologist who lost a limb trying to prove that sharks were safe to swim with. There´s the tale behind the Red Sea´s most famous wreck, as well the Titanic´s sister ship that keeps claiming divers´ lives. Read about the politician attacked by a turtle, the saltwater crocodile that lost a sub–aqua scuffle and the eel feeding frenzy that almost claimed a life. The exciting and the extreme rub shoulders with more poetic pieces about the people and places that make up the folklore of this fascinating sport, and some are even brought to life by the author´s photography. This global tour takes you everywhere: from Indonesia to the Caribbean and from the chill waters of Northern Europe to the reefs of the Pacific. Stories of technical pioneers are accompanied by quirky tales of adventure beneath the waves. Every ocean of the world is explored making this essential reading--or a wonderful gift--for divers everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013145/bk_adbl_013145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate laugh-out-loud, good life, meet the eccentric locals, house-hunting, foodie, travel-tour, fun memoir. There were highs, heartbreaks and cliff-hangers as British-born author Diz White scrambled between the Cotswolds, looking for a bargain cottage, and Hollywood taking every hilariously wacky acting job to earn the down payment. Her search doubles as a travel-tour and on her journey she was charged by Chasin´ Mason, the bull, auditioned for a horse’s hind end and trampled by 30 children while wearing a bear suit. But her fondness for this region gave her a sense of community missing from her busy urban life. Will her dream become reality? Find out in this witty love note to the Cotswolds. ´It´s enchanting...very funny. Diz paints an affectionate canvas´ Steven Leigh Morris, L.A. Weekly ´Diz White writes about the Cotswolds with such passion.´ Debbie McGee, BBC The author of this book, which is being put up for a Grammy, is also an actress and plays 70 characters as she narrates Cotswolds Memoir. A travel guide is included as a PDF file. This audio book is co-produced and directed by Emmy Award Winner Marsha Goodman. Cotswolds Memoir is also available in Kindle & Paperback – with photographs - a wonderful souvenir of the Cotswolds. (All versions on Amazon) Diz enjoys hearing from her listeners and readers. Contact her and read her blog on www.DizWhite.com. She is writing a sequel to Cotswolds Memoir and developing a movie of this book. Diz White is in Star Trek Next Generation with Patrick Stewart and wrote and starred in the movie Bullshot with Billy Connolly, produced by Beatle George Harrison’s HandMade Films. Her voice work includes: How to Train Your Dragon, Titanic, Friends, Boston Legal and many more. This recording is copyrighted and all rights to Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diz White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018312/bk_acx0_018312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To Great Britain and Germany, the Battle of the Denmark Strait came like a thunderclap in the spring of 1941. The pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, was utterly destroyed, and its newest battleship, Prince of Wales, severely damaged and forced to withdraw. This was at the hands of Germany s huge battleship Bismarck, on its first foray into North Atlantic waters. The blast of heavy shells between the behemoths resonated both in Whitehall and Berlin.However, despite the wealth of documentary information and photographic evidence available on the battle, there continues to be controversy as to how the conflict was actually fought. This book attempts to resolve the remaining issues by a detailed technical analysis of the circumstances, while new discoveries, revealed for the first time in this book, shed new light on the battle in which the best of both navies traded salvoes and over 1,500 Royal Navy sailors were obliterated.By carefully considering the factors affecting naval gunnery, such as flight time of shells to their target, reaction time for correcting the fall of shot, and recycle times of the various gun systems, the battle has been painstakingly reconstructed in this book within all of the established time and distance parameters. Not limited to the battle itself, the book also explores the relevant events leading up to the titanic clash, and those events associated with its aftermath.Being a graduate mechanical engineer and professional analyst associated with fielded military weapon systems, the author is uniquely qualified to perform the analytic functions involved in the reconstruction of the battle. His last position was as staff analyst where he provided support to the Federal government in the evaluation of the U.S. Strategic Missile Defense System, and he is also author of the highly acclaimed work, Naval Shipbuilders of the World From the Age of Sail to the Present Day.REVIEWS ...aficionados of naval engineering and gunnery will particularly find stimulating...features evocative photographs and maps, excellent diagrams and drawings, and a very useful bibliography and reference to key documents from Germany and Britain. ...All in all, this is a most useful perspective..., the book is a worthwhile work that will both inform and stimulate its readers.Naval Historical Foundation The Battle of the Denmark Strait is done justice in this well-written book which reflects Bob Winklareth s background and reputation as a military analyst .a very helpful, thorough contribution to the understanding of the classic Bismarck-Hood drama, worthy of addition to many libraries. Bob Dulin, Retired USN Engineering Duty Officer, Co-Founder of the SNAME Marine Forensics Committee co-author of the classic three-volume World War II Battleships design and operational history, published by the Naval Institute Press. Winklareth presents a comprehensive account of the battle of the Denmark Strait .this well researched book will help any reader interested in the Battle of the Denmark Strait and its cast of characters. Michigan War Studies well illustrated quite readable enthusiasts of the Bismarck and those interested in naval surface warfare episode will find this book worthwhile Naval HistoryThis is a must book for any serious student of naval history. It would be a great addition to any World War II buff. Kepler´s Military History goes beyond the minute details of the battle and attempts to understand how the battle fit into the larger picture of global relations, extending years into the past to the resurrections of HMS Hood and the eventual sinking of the notorious Bismarck, and the uncertain future of both German and British warships...provides an excellent account of naval development, expansion, and decline from the era before World War I to after World War II, and of the fates of vessels Prinz Eugen and Rodney, and lasting interest in Bismarck and the battle, as underwater explorers uncover the remnants of the battle thousands of meters below the surface, showing how Battle of Denmark Strait affected world events and continues to affect historical memory.Nautical Research Journal´´