Sinkable Obsession, the deep sea, and the shipwreck of the Titanic

Daniel 1985- Stone

Book - 2022

April, 1912. The Titanic has scarcely disappeared before plans to find and raise her began. Yet seven decades passed before it was found. Why? And of some three million shipwrecks that litter the ocean floor, why is the world still so fascinated with this one? Stone spins a fascinating tale of history, science, and obsession, uncovering the untold story of the Titanic not as a ship but as a shipwreck. He takes readers through the two miles of ocean water in which the Titanic sank, showing how th...e ship broke apart and why, and delves into the odd history of our understanding of such depths. He interviews scientists to understand the decades of rust and decomposition that are slowly but surely consuming the ship. And Stone turns inward, looking at his own dark obsession with both the Titanic and shipwrecks in general. - adapted from publisher info

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[New York] : Dutton [2022]
Physical Description
xiii, 319 pages : map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-308) and index.
Main Author
Daniel 1985- Stone (author)
  • Shipfall
  • The death and birth of great ships
  • The movement from order to chaos
  • Merely a matter of magnets
  • Lungs the size of acorns
  • I regard the Titanic as mine
  • Bathtub experiments
  • Take all the bodies and treat them with respect
  • People think sinking ships is easy
  • A heifer corralled in a box canyon
  • All these moths drawn to the same flame
  • Man is never lost at sea
  • A reddish stain in the mud.