Synopses & Reviews
Titanic is the most famous ship ever--but just a handful of black-and-white photos remain to show us what this amazing ship really looked like. . . until now!
Going back to the original plans, we have recreated Titanic with cutting-edge digital graphics. Take a breathtaking tour of the ship with color pictures that are so real you could honestly believe you were there.
TITANIC: THE LEGEND MADE REAL!
PLUS • CD INSIDE .
Take a 3D tour of Titanic with a CD of amazing interactive animations!
Get a captain's view from the wheelhouse, or head below decks to see the mighty boilers that powered the ship!
TITANIC: THE LEGEND MADE REAL!
Explore Titanic tells the story of the Titanic and its fateful voyage with breathtaking photo-realistic illustrations. Now you can explore Titanic and see for yourself how she looked in all her glory. Wonder at the grandeur of the Grand Central Staircase, admire the luxurious first-class Dining Saloon, or take a peek at the mighty boilers that powered the ship. Two large double-gatefolds open to reveal full-length views of the ship: the splendid sight of Titanic steaming across the Atlantic Ocean, and a dramatic night scene of the tragic sinking.
Starting from the original plans for the ship, every detail has been carefully recreated --from the tiles around the swimming pool, to the deck chairs on the Promenade Deck. Based on painstaking research, Explore Titanic 's breathtakingly real digital artwork lets you see Titanic as never before.
Prepare to be amazed as you explore the most famous ship in history -- Titanic!
Explore Titanic takes you on a tour of the legendary ship Titanic . Cutting-edge digital graphics have been used to create stunningly realistic views of Titanic in glorious color. Now you can experience the incredible grandeur of Titanic for yourself.
PETER CHRISP is a renowned British author with an ever-growing list of children's books to his credit. He comes from a seafaring family and was taught to sail by his father, who built boats in his spare time. Peter lives close to the sea in Brighton, U.K., and has a particular interest in nautical subjects.
SOMCHITH VONGRAPRACHANH discovered his artistic talent at an early age, but after discovering computers he made the move from traditional drawing to 3D-modeling. This has led to many artwork commissions, ranging from illustrated books to television projects.
"Astonishing pictorial history of the ill-fated liner reconstructs all the ship's details with dramatic gatefolds and an enclosed CD-ROM that walks viewers through the ship's interior."
--Museum Store Magazine
Boys and girls will be enthralled by this dramatic pictorial history of the great ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic,
and its fateful sinking in the North Atlantic. Approximately 125 photos and illustrations in color and black and white--including 12 astonishing 3D-rendered graphics--tell the Titanic's
story, from its 1911 launching at the Belfast shipyard to its tragic destruction on April 15, 1912 during its maiden Atlantic crossing. Young readers will see faithful reproductions of both exterior and interior ship's details, from the Boiler Room and Engine Room far below decks to the luxury passengers' cabins and the ship's grand ballroom. Among the 3D-rendered artworks are two remarkable double-gatefold illustrations--
The Titanic under steam A cutaway diagram of the ship
Other 3D artworks include--
The Grand Staircase in First Class A First Class Cabin "Parlor Suite" The Bridge and Wheelhouse The First Class Dining Room Second Class Promenade Deck The Grand Staircase flooding as the ship sinks . . . and more
The end product of meticulous research, this book's 3D-rendered artwork virtually draws readers aboard the ship, employing painstakingly realistic facsimiles of details both large and small. Enclosed with this unusual book is a CD-ROM that walks viewers through the ship's interior from stem to stern, showing hundreds of details. Viewers can zoom in and out to examine details more closely, and they can move around inside cabin interiors in a way that heightens the illusion of realism.
About the Author
Peter Chrisp is a widely respected British author of children's books on historical subjects. Among his many published titles is the fascinating visit to medieval Europe, Imagine You're a Knight , also available in North America from Barron's. Somchith Vongprachanh began as an illustrator using traditional media but is now best known for his computer-rendered 3D modeling. His work has ranged from Formula One racing to television projects.