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The Resource War at sea : a shipwrecked history from antiquity to the Cold War, James P. Delgado

War at sea : a shipwrecked history from antiquity to the Cold War, James P. Delgado

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War at sea : a shipwrecked history from antiquity to the Cold War
Title
War at sea
Title remainder
a shipwrecked history from antiquity to the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
James P. Delgado
Title variation
War at sea
Title variation remainder
a shipwrecked history from antiquity to the twentieth century
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eng
Summary
From an author who has spent four decades in the quest for lost ships, this lavishly illustrated history of naval warfare presents the latest archaeology of sunken warships. It provides a unique perspective on the evolution of naval conflicts, strategies, and technologies, while vividly conjuring up the dangerous life of war at sea. The ocean is humanity's largest battlefield. It is also our greatest graveyard. Resting in its depths lay the lost ships of war spanning the totality of human history. Many wrecks are nameless, others from more recent times are remembered, honored even, as are the battles they fought, like Actium, Trafalgar, Tsushima, Jutland, Pearl Harbor, and Midway. This book is a dramatic global tour of the vast underwater museum of lost warships. It is also an account of how underwater exploration has discovered them, resolving mysteries, adding to our understanding of the past, and providing intimate details of the life of war at sea. Arranged chronologically, the book begins with ancient times and the warships and battles of the Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, the Chinese, and progresses through three thousand years to the lost ships of the Cold War. In bringing this violent past to life, James Delgado's approach is informed by scholarship, but it is not academic. Through his insights as an explorer, archaeologist, and story teller, Delgado provides a unique and idiosyncratic history of naval warfare, the evolution of its strategy and technology, and it critical impact on the past. From fallen triremes and galleons to dreadnoughts, aircraft carriers, and nuclear submarines, this book vividly brings naval warfare to life
Summary
"From an author who has spent four decades in the quest for lost ships, this lavishly illustrated history of naval warfare presents the latest archaeology of sunken warships. It provides a unique perspective on the evolution of naval conflicts, strategies, and technologies, while vividly conjuring up the dangerous life of war at sea" --Provided by publisher
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10807460
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Delgado, James P
Dewey number
359.409
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Shipwrecks
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Warships
  • Naval history
  • Naval battles
Target audience
adult
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a shipwrecked history from antiquity to the Cold War
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War at sea : a shipwrecked history from antiquity to the Cold War, James P. Delgado
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Rome and beyond -- The age of gunpowder -- The age of sail -- Colonial conflicts in the Americas -- Iron and steam -- The race to global war -- World War I -- World War II -- The Cold War and beyond
Control code
000066078095
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780190888015
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019033487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1050134103
Label
War at sea : a shipwrecked history from antiquity to the Cold War, James P. Delgado
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Rome and beyond -- The age of gunpowder -- The age of sail -- Colonial conflicts in the Americas -- Iron and steam -- The race to global war -- World War I -- World War II -- The Cold War and beyond
Control code
000066078095
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780190888015
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019033487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1050134103

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