What really sank the Titanic : new forensic discoveries

by Jennifer Hooper McCarty & Tim Foecke.

Using forensic science, McCarty (Oregon Health and Science U.) and Foecke (National Institute of Standards and Technology) offer an investigation for general readers that examines how the Titanic sank, analyzing its design, materials, construction, and vulnerabilities, the collision with the iceberg, and sinking of the ship. They argue that substandard materials were used in some of the riveted joints, causing the quick flooding and sinking. They also describe expeditions that studied the wreck. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)