"War Machines: Sea" (used book)
War Machines: Sea
by Tom Perlmutter
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good condition.
-- From the dust jacket
This is a story that begins with boats made from papyrus and ends – if there can be said to e an end in this saga of the sea – with Polaris and today’s nuclear powered ships.
Here, in words and pictures, is the evolving story of thousands of years of development in man’s mastery of nautical warfare.
This book deals with those naval developments that changed the course of history. The moments of breakthrough in man’s search for new techniques, new methods of waging war at sea, are isolated and analysed.
This superbly illustrated book presents a visual catalogue in words and pictures of the world’s sea weaponry – with examples of their effectiveness in the key battles of history – from the days of Egypt’s Pharaohs to the naval engagements of World War II.