Modern Warships

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Since World War II, the nature of sea battles, and of warships, has changed dramatically, reflecting profound changes in the world at large. This book offers a close-up look at what these changes entail, and how they have come into play in regional conflicts in Southeast Asia, in escalating naval hostilities between the Soviet Bloc and the West, and in skirmishes and major engagements in our day. Here are the warships of the Korean conflict, and the larger Cold War that paralyzed much of the world for forty-six ...

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Overview

Since World War II, the nature of sea battles, and of warships, has changed dramatically, reflecting profound changes in the world at large. This book offers a close-up look at what these changes entail, and how they have come into play in regional conflicts in Southeast Asia, in escalating naval hostilities between the Soviet Bloc and the West, and in skirmishes and major engagements in our day. Here are the warships of the Korean conflict, and the larger Cold War that paralyzed much of the world for forty-six years; here are the vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, which, coupled with the new, smaller aircraft carrier, allowed for a nimbler, more flexible force that could respond to the political brushfires of recent years; and here is the aircraft carrier of the twenty-first century, a military city on the sea.

With detailed pictures and text, Modern Warships tracks the role of warships in a world of increasingly littoral naval conflict, where small nations can possess increasingly advanced technology and super-power dominance has declined. An invaluable resource for the military and naval historian, with many images appearing for the first time, the book offers a unique vantage point on today’s maritime affairs.

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Cybermodeler Online, October 2007

“Here is another inexpensive reference from Zenith Press. Addressing modern warships, this is an interesting title as this is one of the most up-to-date references on the subject in print … While you would expect that this title would be US Navy-centric, and good coverage is provided, the authors wisely overlaid the parallel developments of the former Soviet Navies, current Russian Navy, and the naval arms of the more modern nations of the world … The title is well-illustrated and features a variety of images that I have not seen before. Definitely recommended for the modern naval enthusiast!”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760329504
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Series: Gallery Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,363,299
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.37 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Kit and Carolyn Bonner are naval historians and photographers. They have authored or co-authored numerous books, including Great Ship Disasters, Warship Boneyards, Cold War at Sea, and Great Naval Disasters. Kit was the naval consultant for the 1997 blockbuster film, Titanic. They live in Ione, California.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

One     POST–WORLD WAR II

Two     A NUCLEAR AGE NAVY

Three  FOREIGN NAVIES

Four    AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE

Five     CRUISERS AND DESTROYERS

Six       SUBMARINES

Seven  LITTORAL COMBAT

Eight   THE FUTURE OF NAVAL WARFARE

 

Bibliography

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