Modern Warships
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Modern Warships

by Carolyn Bonner, Kit Bonner
     
 

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

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760329504
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Series:
Gallery Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.37(h) x 1.25(d)

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From the Publisher
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!”

Meet the Author

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

Carolyn Bonner is a naval historian and photographer. With Kit Bonner, she has authored or co-authored numerous books, including Great Ship Disasters, Warship Boneyards, Cold War at Sea, and Great Naval Disasters. They live in Ione, California.

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