Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia
Publisher: ABC-Clio Inc | ISBN: 1576077403 | edition 2001 | CHM | 1231 pages | 12,3 mb
The history of naval warfare is the history of daring commanders, intrepid sailors, mighty ships and oceans to conquer. From the ancient Greek galleys at Salamis to the American Sixth Fleet in the Persian Gulf, humanity has taken to the seven seas in search of wealth, power and prestige. These volumes cover naval history from the ancient world to the beginnning of the 21st century, in 1500 A-to-Z entries. They feature: over 1500 A-Z entries covering naval history from the age of the triremes to submarine warfare; essays on strategy, tactics, important breakthroughs, and weapons; and articles on exploration and discovery, naval medicine, literature and prominent naval historians.