The Lost Wreck of the Isis

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In the summer of 1988 Robert Ballard and his team discovered the remains of an ancient Roman ship in the deep Mediterranean. In 1989 they returned to explore the shipwreck site with a high-tech underwater robot called Jason, which was equipped with lights and cameras. This book tells of the discovery of the ship, puts it in its historical context in the 4th century AD and describes it's rediscovery in 1989 and the explorations of the wreck that ensued. Anna Marguerite McCann is the archaeological and historical consultant on the book.

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Grade 2-8 --The importance of science is underlined in this undersea archeological adventure that discovers and explores an ancient Roman ship. In addition to the romance of an archeological search and the adventure of ships and storms at sea, Ballard shows how the principles of science are used to design and create state-of-the-art searching tools such as robot systems and fiber-optic cables. The story is narrated by Ballard, discoverer of the Titantic and Bismark wrecks. Beautiful full-color photographs illustrate scenes and action; clear, colorful diagrams explain ideas and concepts. This contemporary account is interspersed with imaginative sections that tell the story of Roman shipping in the second century a.d. from the point of view of Antonius, a 14-year-old Roman boy who is aboard the Isis when she sinks. A book that will be popular for reading aloud in the lower grades, and useful as well as interesting for older readers. --Don Reaber, Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, WA
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