The one illustrated book that tells the complete, heart-stopping story of the legendary ship. "A fantastic book... The 882-1/2 answers in this book truly are amazing -- both for the scope of information they cover as well as for the depth of details given." -- CM Magazine "For all trivia lovers this is a great book of questions and answers... and would prove useful to anyone who has an interest in the topic from young readers through to adults." -- Resource Links It's all here. The financiers and founders of the White Star Line; the building and launch; the ship's features; the crew and passengers; the fateful collision; the scramble for lifeboats; the sinking and the survivors; the high-tech discovery of the wreck; the movie.... 882-1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is packed with all of the intriguing details and fascinating facts that tell the true story. It puts myths to rest and confirms the truth. Was the Titanic really unsinkable? Were third-class passengers locked down below? Were there enough lifeboats? Was there a Jack Dawson? Did the Heart of the Ocean diamond really exist? Was there a murderer aboard the ship? It tells of the small tragedies for some survivors. Deceased violinist Jock Hume's family received a bill for $3.50 for the cost of his uniform. A baby was kidnapped on board the rescue ship, the Carpathia, by a woman who had lost her child. Jack Thayer, who never got over the death of his son in the water, took his own life thirty years after the sinking. Illustrated with dozens of accurate paintings, diagrams and rare photographs, the book's special features include the making of James Cameron's movie Titanic, a true-or-false quiz and the real-life stories of the young people who sailed on the fateful voyage. 882-1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic is a must-have purchase for all Titanic enthusiasts.
Wissenswertes über den 1912 in den Fluten des Atlantiks untergegangenen legendären Luxusdampfer: Geschichte, Bau, Unglücksursachen etc.; reichhaltig illustriert. Ab 10.
Erst ist es ein Stock, der Annabelle trifft, dann die Hand, die sich um den Hals eines Vogels schließt, und schließlich der gespannte Draht, der für James lebensbedrohlich wird. Das ist Betty, das neue Mädchen in Annabelles Klasse, die letztendlich das ganze Dorf gegen den kauzigen Außenseiter Toby aufbringt. Doch Annabelle durchschaut ihre Lügen und falschen Anschuldigungen. Und sie kennt Toby, der ihr schon oft zur Seite gestanden hat. Als Betty plötzlich verschwindet und alle Finger auf Toby zeigen, nimmt Annabelle ihren ganzen Mut zusammen und versucht, seine Unschuld zu beweisen. Ein schonungslos und zugleich wunderschön erzählter Roman über die Bedeutung von Freundschaft und Gerechtigkeit.
RMS Titanic takes us behind the panelled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers, including many prominent Canadians. Canadian historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic end, with the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune played by the orchestra. Among the many Canadians onboard were Harry Markland Molson, Lady Duff-Gordon, Charles Hays and Arthur Peuchen. With them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, what would we have done?
Historical fact and fiction blend in this riveting novel set aboard the Titanic. Fourteen-year-old Jamie Laidlaw is returning to Canada from England aboard the Titanic. In his four days on board, he busies himself with new friends, finding ways to explore the ship's forbidden areas, and generally landing himself in trouble. When disaster strikes and the horrifying scramble for survival ensues, Jamie is on the front lines - struggling to help free the lifeboats and get people on board them. When a huge wave washes over the ship's sloping deck, it's time for Jamie to take action - and take his fate into his own hands. With hundreds of others, he dives into the sea, hoping he will find a way to survive. Since its launch in Fall 2010, the I Am Canada series has been praised for its accurate and energetic exploration of fascinating moments in Canadian history, through the eyes of young men who lived through them. In Deadly Voyage, award-winning author and noted Titanic historian Hugh Brewster draws from his vast knowledge of that fateful journey to create an enthralling tale of historical fiction - the ultimate adventure, whose terrifying end we know all too well.
This teacher-friendly resource addresses one of the most important critical reading skills in the Common Core State Standards --reading across multiple texts. As the world grows ever more complicated, students more than ever need to become skillful at reading multiple sources, comparing, contrasting, and integrating texts. Responding specifically to Standards 7 and 9, this guide shows teachers how to work with students as they read, think about, critique, and evaluate multiple texts, including narrative and informational, print, graphic, and video, hard copy and online. The authors provide strategies for helping students answer text-dependent questions, find evidence in a text, and scan for information. Model lessons developed and taught by the authors and their professional colleagues will be especially useful to teachers whether they are beginning or expanding their own teaching of multiple texts.
Dr. Friedrich von Kammacher ist am Ende. Sein bester Freund ist tot, seine Ehefrau dem Wahnsinn verfallen, und seine wissenschaftliche Reputation durch Eigenverschulden zerstört. Da er nichts mehr zu verlieren wähnt, schifft er sich auf das nächste Boot nach Amerika ein. An Bord kann er auch das Ziel seiner Begierde im Auge behalten: Eine 16-jährige Tänzerin, der er verfallen ist. Die Schiffsreise wird keine Vergnügungsfahrt. Aufgerieben zwischen den alten Ansichten eines im Verfall begriffenen Europas und der Hoffnung auf die „Neue Welt“ entstehen Spannungen zwischen den verschiedenen, zusammengepferchten Passagieren. Mitten auf dem Ozean kommt es zu einer schweren Kollision mit einem Schiffswrack. Unter den Passagieren entsteht Panik. Wer kann sich retten?
Spannender und authentischer Bericht über den dramatischen Untergang des Luxusliners.
The sinking of the ocean liner Titanic in 1912 was one of the most famous events of the twentieth century. The ship was the largest and most luxurious passenger liner of the age. While she was being built, Titanic was described as “practically unsinkable.” Yet she went down on her maiden voyage after striking an iceberg. More than 1,500 passengers and crew members perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. Nearly all died because the ship didn’t carry enough lifeboats. Yet according to the shipping regulations at the time, Titanic actually carried more lifeboats than she was legally required to. Many people also believe that the ship was traveling too fast. Yet her captain wasn’t doing anything different than nearly every other liner at that time. The sinking attracted worldwide media interest. This interest has never lessened. The loss of the Titanic is just as fascinating today as it was on the day it occurred.
Am 10. April 1912 startet die Titanic zu ihrer Jungfernfahrt quer über den Atlantik. Mit an Bord gehen auch die sieben Mitglieder der Schiffskapelle, eine bunt zusammengewürfelte Gruppe aus ganz Europa, die für die musikalische Unterhaltung während der Reise zuständig ist. Im Laufe des Romans lernt der Leser die unterschiedlichen Biographien, Wünsche, Träume und Schicksale der Musiker kennen. Lebensgeschichten, die ganz verschieden sind, jedoch auch typisch für ihre Zeit. Atmosphärisch dichter Roman, der die fiktiven Schicksale der Musiker an Bord der Titanic eindringlich und spannend erzählt.
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The intimate atmosphere onboard history’s most famous ship is recreated as never before. The Titanic has often been called “an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era,” but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely-seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement, presenting the very latest thinking on everything from when and how the lifeboats were loaded to the last tune played by the orchestra. Yet here too is a convincing evocation of the table talk at the famous Widener dinner party held in the Ritz Restaurant on the last night. And here we also experience the rustle of elegant undergarments as first-class ladies proceed down the grand staircase in their soigné evening gowns, some of them designed by Lady Duff Gordon, the celebrated couterière, who was also on board. Another well-known passenger was the artist Frank Millet, who led an astonishing life that seemed to encapsulate America’s Gilded Age—from serving as a drummer boy in the Civil War to being the man who made Chicago’s White City white for the 1893 World Exposition. His traveling companion Major Archibald Butt was President Taft’s closest aide and was returning home for a grueling fall election campaign that his boss was expected to lose. Today, both of these once-famous men are almost forgotten, but their ship-mate Margaret Tobin Brown lives on as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a name that she was never called during her lifetime. Millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, writer Helen Churchill Candee, movie actress Dorothy Gibson, aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes, and a host of other travelers on this fateful crossing are also vividly brought to life within these pages. Through them, we gain insight into the arts, politics, culture, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. And with them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”
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Versteckt in einer Höhle, tief im Wolkengebirge, wachsen fünf junge Drachen heran. Eine uralte Prophezeiung besagt, sie werden dem Drachenreich den ersehnten Frieden bringen und die verfeindeten Stämme vereinen. Doch bevor die Drachlinge sich ihrem Schicksal stellen können, werden sie von der niederträchtigen Königin Scarlet entdeckt und in ihren Palast verschleppt. Nun muss Clay, der schüchterne Erddrache, seinen ganzen Mut zusammennehmen, um sich und seine Freunde zu befreien. Denn in der Arena der Königin wartet ein scheinbar unbesiegbarer Gegner auf ihn! Ein spannendes Fantasy-Abenteuer von Bestseller-Autorin Tui T. Sutherland (Magic Park). Die actiongeladene Geschichte um fünf mutige Drachen und eine uralte Prophezeiung ist ideal für Kinder ab 11 Jahren und verbindet Alltagsthemen wie Freundschaft und Zusammenhalt mit einzigartigen und starken Charakteren - witzig, temporeich und warmherzig zugleich.
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Eines Tages erscheint auf der Erde ein seltsames Kristall. Das Objekt stammt aus den Tiefen des Weltalls, und es enthält nur eine einzige Botschaft: „Alarm! Alarm! Der Weltenzerstörer kommt!“ Forscher und Militärs weltweit rätseln noch über den Sinn dieser Nachricht, als sich ein gewaltiges Raumschiff wie ein Ring um den gesamten Planeten legt, um die Ressourcen der Erde in kürzester Zeit aufzusaugen. Die Menschheit steht vor der größten Aufgabe seit dem Beginn ihrer Geschichte: Wie wehrt man sich gegen ein kosmisches Ereignis, das den ganzen Planeten für immer vernichten kann? Mit der Novelle „Weltenzerstörer“ gelingt es dem internationalen Bestsellerautor Cixin Liu, klassische Science-Fiction-Motive mit aktuellen Herausforderungen wie Klimakatastrophe und Globalisierung zu verknüpfen.

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