Anatomy of a Shipwreck

Anatomy of a Shipwreck

by Sean McCollum


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When the Titanic was built, many people thought the massive ship was unsinkable. Today it rests on the ocean floor. Learn about why ships sink and how past disasters and modern technology have led to safer ships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429673679
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Capstone Disasters Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author Sean McCollum has written more than 30 nonfiction books and hundreds of articles for children and teens. Currently living in the United States Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea, he has sailed on ships big and small, and always checks where the lifeboats are stowed.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fascinated by Shipwrecks 4

Chapter 1 The Sinking of the Titanic 6

Chapter 2 Why Ships Sink 12

Chapter 3 Building a Safer Ship 22

Chapter 4 On the Bridge 28

Chapter 5 Rescue at Sea 32

Chapter 6 Famous Shipwrecks 38

Glossary 46


Internet Sites 47

Index 48

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