Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eyewitness Titanic by Simon Adams

The Titanic artifact exhibition in Winnipeg will be on display in the MTS Exhibition Hall for several more weeks, and if anyone hasn’t already taken it in, I would highly recommend it.

For those who would like to read up on it before visiting the exhibition, or learn more if you’ve already seen it, I would suggest the book, Eyewitness Titanic by Simon Adams. This is published by Dorling Kindersley, a company well known for its Eyewitness Guides.

This book follows the same chronology as the exhibit, beginning with building the Titanic, then the launch, the voyage, the tragic sinking, its rediscovery, and the maritime laws that were changed because of the lessons learned. Each page is laid out with pictures, illustrations, captions and explanations. This book is a glimpse into the tragedy that will find an audience among both young and old.

The library has a number of books and videos, so check them out. The Titanic still captures our imaginations, and next April will be the 100th anniversary of its sinking. So, keep an eye out for many new releases coming to the library during the next year.

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