Lessons Learned: The Voyage of the Iceberg

Voyage of the Iceberg: The Story of the Iceberg That Sank the Titanic by Richard Brown
50 Book Challenge 2015: Book 1
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I had to do some "research" while I was reading--I was unfamiliar with some of the animals, as well as some of the words used that I haven't come across before. I also ended up looking into a couple of the passengers that perished on the ship--they'd been fleetingly mentioned, but I've never looked into their work. I thought I'd share what I found here, just for the fun of it.

Definitions (Source: Merriam-Webster)
Piratical - to commit or practice piracy

Glaucous - of a dull grayish-green or blue color

Hummock -  a ridge of ice

Sculp - the skin or pelt of a seal and especially of a young seal with the adherent blubber

Life Mentioned
(Source: Wikipedia)
 Amphipod
 Particularly among anglers, amphipods are known as freshwater shrimp, scuds or sideswimmers.

Eider
Large seaducks
 
Fulmar
Tubenosed seaburgs that resemble gulls

Guillemot
The common name for several species of seabird in the auk family

Ptarmigan
The common name for ptarmigans is lagopus, a small genus of birds in the grouse subfamily.

 Muskox
A muskox (Also spelled musk ox and musk-ox) is an Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted during the seasonal rut by males, from which its name derives.

Kittiwake
The kittiwakes are two closely related seabird species in the gull famliie--the black-legged kittiwake and the red-legged kittiwake. In Eurpose, the red-legged kittiwake does not exist, so the black-legged kittiewake is often known simply as kittiwake.  The name is derived from its call, a shrill 'kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake'.

Passengers Source: Wikipedia
Because sometimes seeing something a passenger created puts more than a face to a name

Jacques Futrelle, author, whose books include:
    The Chase of the Golden Plate (1906)
    The Simple Case of Susan (1908)
    The Diamond Master (1909)
    Elusive Isabel (1909)
    The High Hand (1911)
    My Lady's Garter (1912)
    Blind Man's Bluff (1914)

FD Millet, artist. An example of his work is below, An Autumn Idyll (1892)

 The artist at work (circa 1900)




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