If you’re a follower of the searches and discoveries of Robert Ballard, or if you’re simply interested in the adventure of underwater archaeology, you may want to take a look at these products:
Quest for Noah's Flood Video
The Search for Kennedy's PT 109 Video
Join National Geographic explorer Dr. Ballard as he discovers the final resting place for JFK's PT 109 after nearly 60 years on the ocean floor. Embark on a search for the truth about one of the most legendary war stories of the 20th century! Set sail with Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, as he attempts to locate John F. Kennedy’s sunken torpedo boat, PT 109. Through re-creations, archival footage, eye-witness accounts, and memories of Kennedy family members, you’ll relive Kennedy’s heroic efforts to save his crew after being attacked by a Japanese destroyer. And, amid the suspense of Ballard’s voyage, you’ll discover how the harrowing adventure of a young Navy lieutenant helped transform JFK into the future leader of his country.
Adventures in Underwater Exploration Book
Take a look at humanity's age-old fascination with the sea in this book by oceanographer and Society Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard. The discoverer of the Titanic interweaves his experiences as a pioneer in modern deep-sea exploration with vivid accounts of history's greatest sailing voyages. Lively text and specially commissioned illustrations capture the irresistible lure of the sea. 200 photographs and illustrations. Hardcover. 9'' x 12''. 288 pp. © 2001
Secrets of the Titanic DVD
Dive to the seafloor with explorer Bob Ballard to find the unsinkable ship that sank, and get the REAL story of the fabled liner.
“God himself could not sink this ship.” — Titanic crewman
The unsinkable ship sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 14, 1912. Fifteen hundred people perished with her, a loss that stunned the world. For seven decades the fabled liner lay hidden 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) below the North Atlantic surface. Various expeditions tried to find her, but they were defeated by wild weather, the extreme depth, and conflicting accounts of the ship’s last moments.
Finally, in 1985, explorer Bob Ballard and a French-American team located the Titanic. Years of painstaking research paid off as they became the first humans to see the great ship since that awful “night to remember” in 1912.
You can join Ballard on the search—and see what his team saw—through this acclaimed film. The Chicago Sun Times said, “It will send a chill down your spine,” and we humbly agree. After all, there’s no special effect like reality.
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Note: This DVD is available only in the United States and Canada.
Return to Midway Book
Seventeen thousand feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, Dr. Robert D. Ballard, discoverer of Titanic, found the U.S.S. Yorktown, lost in the decisive battle of Midway. Dr. Ballard's book Return to Midway tells the story of the battle and the find with haunting underwater images, historical photographs, and survivors' accounts… plus full-color maps, charts, and diagrams. 250 full-color and black-and-white photographs. Hardcover. 8 1/2" x 11". 192 pp. ©1999
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