Exploring the Deep The Titanic Expeditions

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Having undertaken more than thirty dives to the wreck of Titanic, acclaimed director James Cameron has probably gained more firsthand insight into the sinking of the ship than any person alive today. Now, more than one hundred years after the tragedy, Exploring the Deep provides a thrilling account of his remarkable expeditions and the incredible technological innovations that made them possible. Capturing all the excitement, danger, and wonder of these pioneering expeditions, Exploring the Deep also examines the legacy of Cameron’s explorations and the considerable impact they have made on our understanding of the disaster.

Showcasing a treasure trove of never-before-seen images captured inside previously unreachable areas of the wreck, is a dazzling visual chronicle of Cameron’s expeditions that will enthrall experts and casual readers alike. Also featuring Cameron’s exclusive dive journal and previously unpublished visual elements, including dive maps and personal photographs, this book is an emotional and evocative examination of the wreck from one of the most exciting figures in both filmmaking and exploration.

Bolstered by contributors from three of the world’s foremost Titanic experts, Don Lynch, Ken Marschall, and Parks Stephenson, Exploring the Deep is the definitive book on Cameron’s expeditions and the last word on a historical event that continues to shock and beguile.

About the Author

James Cameron, Author: James Cameron is an acclaimed film-maker and explorer. As writer, director, and producer he is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past three decades: The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar. Most recently, Cameron led his eighth deep ocean expedition to some of the deepest trenches in the world. On March 26, 2012, he set the world’s solo deep diving record of 35,787’ in the Challenger Deep in a submersible of his own design. Cameron is a National Geographic Explorer in Residence, and recipient of their most prestigious award, the Hubbard Medal, as well as the Explorer’s Club medal for Explorer of the Year. He is currently in production on Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Don Lynch, Contributor: Don Lynch has researched Titanic and her passengers and crew for four decades. Official historian for the Titanic Historical Society, Inc., he authored the books Ghosts of the Abyss and the New York Times best-selling Titanic: An Illustrated History. Lynch was the chief historical advisor for James Cameron’s blockbuster movie, Titanic, and has participated in two of Cameron’s expeditions to the wreck. He lives in Los Angeles.

Ken Marschall, Contributor: Ken Marschall is a renowned artist who has been painting Titanic since he was sixteen. Since then, his vast familiarity with the ship's structural details has led to involvement in numerous Titanic projects, from model kits to motion pictures and the illustration of many books. The visual historian for James Cameron's Titanic movie. Ken later accompanied the director on two Titanic expeditions and dived to the wreck six times. He lives in Southern California.

Parks Stephenson, Contributor: Parks Stephenson first worked with James Cameron during the filming of Ghosts of the Abyss in 2002, studying the underwater footage and creating the first-ever accurate computer-generated imagery of Titanic’s Marconi and Silent rooms. He also joined Cameron’s 2005 expedition for the Discovery Channel program Last Mysteries of the Titanic and made his first dive to the wreck. He lives in Los Angeles.

Awards

PubWest Book Design Awards: 2014 - GOLD for Special Edition

PubWest Book Design Awards: 2014 - SILVER for Historical Book