What Really Sank the Titanic

What Really Sank the Titanic With the same methodology used by forensic scientists researchers McCarty and Foecke analyze how the Titanic was designed and constructed and how this engineering marvel may have been a disaster wait

  • Title: What Really Sank the Titanic
  • Author: Jennifer Hooper McCarty Tim Foecke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • With the same methodology used by forensic scientists, researchers McCarty and Foecke analyze how the Titanic was designed and constructed and how this engineering marvel may have been a disaster waiting to happen.

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    1. As you now know, I'm on a Titanic kick this summer. I really enjoyed Titanic's Last Secrets, and have decided to follow up the theories explored in that book by reading a few more books exploring OTHER theories about what doomed the big boat. McCarty and Foecke developed this book from McCarty's PhD dissertation, which Foecke supervised, exploring the metallurgical stresses of a number of elements on the Titanic. It's a pretty detailed book that dives heavily into the science of metallurgy and s [...]

    2. Let me preface this by saying I grew up near a steel town (Pueblo, CO) and thought I knew a decent amount about the process of making steel.Which, to be fair, I did, but I also learned a lot from this book. My youngest son is fascinated by the wreck of the Titanic and has always been curious as to why the ship sank. Well, this book uses modern forensic techniques to analyze the three main scenarios that have arisen as to why the ship sank - (1) A big gash, (2) brittle steel, (3) the rivets givin [...]

    3. Good, although a little dry at times. This book focuses on the metals used in the building the Titanic, really analyzing how reliable the metals were. I have heard that the metals were substandard and the builder cutting corners sealed the fate of the Titanic. Using science, it investigates the truth of that theory. I have to admit, I have learned about iron and steel. (How much I retain? I don't have high hopes.) There is much information on the abilities of iron and steel, what makes it strong [...]

    4. Being a Titanic buff, I'm intrigued with anything new about the sinking. This book had some interesting tidbits and speculations, but I got kind of lost in all the technological terms and theories. I did learn a few new things, however - some not so savory, like the indiscriminate and heinous pillaging of artifacts that has taken place at the site since it's discovery and the frenetic desire for everyone to make a buck off Titanic - things you don't read or hear about often. Also, despite the te [...]

    5. Informative. This book offered both an explanation of the wreck and aftermath as well as a solid understanding of iron, steel, rivets, and the possible physics of the collision. It's not a novel, but it definitely focuses on the most interesting and critical parts of the story, discrediting theories without basis and replacing them with scientific, credible explanations.

    6. Anoather good recent book on Titanic. This is by two metallurgists and they examine the actually chemistry and metuallurgy of Titanic's construction. They concluded that the brittle steel theory propounded by some Titanic scholars is not so, but focus instead on the rivets. Very interesting.

    7. This book looked interesting at first, but the "information" revealed in the book is nothing new at all to people who have studied the Titanic, her sinking, and her wreck. I was extremely disappointed in this book.

    8. Too many technical terms in it for me. I don't know or care the first thing about the iron, other than that the rivets were shitty.

    9. This is a great read and a fun introduction to materials science---and I'm not just saying that because I know the author!

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