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.
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
Read More 47
Internet Sites 47