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Robert Ballard

By: Yount, Lisa

Part of the Makers of Modern Science series
0816061734 / 9780816061730
Hardback
551.46092
15/10/2009
Stock expected by 15/03/2020
United States
176 pages, black-&-white photographs & line illustrations, glossary, chronology, further reading, in
Secondary  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)

As a boy growing up on California's coast, Robert Ballard was fascinated by marine geology and life underwater.

While working for the U.S. Navy, he built his expertise in the new technology of submersibles, which served him well in later expeditions.

In the 1970s, Ballard took part in several key discoveries in marine science, including direct proof of the theory of plate tectonics and the first sightings of hot water vents and colonies of unique organisms that surround them on the deep-sea floor.

But Ballard's most famous expedition found the remains of a famed luxury liner - the RMS Titanic - in 1985.

In the years that followed the Titanic discovery, his expeditions sought shipwrecks from both world wars.

This absorbing new title shares the life and work of Robert Ballard as he combs the deep for the answers to science's secrets.

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YQS Educational: Sciences, general science

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