Battle at Sea: 3,000 Years of Naval Warfare

Battle at Sea: 3,000 Years of Naval Warfare

by R. G. Grant
     
 

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A visual journey through 3,000 years of naval warfare — now in paperback! From the clash of galleys in Ancient Greece to deadly encounters between nuclear-powered submarines in the 20th century, explore every aspect of the story of naval warfare on, under, and above the sea.

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A visual journey through 3,000 years of naval warfare — now in paperback! From the clash of galleys in Ancient Greece to deadly encounters between nuclear-powered submarines in the 20th century, explore every aspect of the story of naval warfare on, under, and above the sea.

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Library Journal

This oversized book by Grant (Warrior: A Visual History of the Fighting Man) is perhaps the most comprehensive one-volume history of war at sea, covering engagements large and small, from 1200 B.C.E. to the present day. There are multiple illustrations and photographs (all in color), informatively captioned and surrounding the text. The easy-to-follow narrative is presented in chronological order, but readers can also pick and choose individual chapters, as they well stand alone. Enhancing Grant's discussion of key battles are amazing three-dimensional diagrams of vessel placement at crucial moments during the given day of battle. Of especial interest is coverage of naval warfare in Asia throughout the time period, making this a truly global book. Along with discussions of the birth and evolution of naval maneuvers, Grant covers weapons and the duties of various crewmen from cook to captain. Not lacking human elements, the book includes eyewitness accounts of various combatants as well as capsule biographies by the commanders. Highly recommended.
—David Lee Poremba

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"Perhaps the most comprehensive one-volume history of war at sea…Highly recommended." - Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756671860
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
01/17/2011
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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