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Anchors aweigh! For more than 3,000 years, man has fought battles on the sea. In fact, sea warfareand the rivalries it spawnedwas crucial to the development of the modern world. Over time, methods of waging war on the sea changed significantly, but perhaps not more so than since WWI. Explore the fascinating evolution of modern naval warfare from 1914 to the present day in Sea Warfare. This exciting, authoritative guide investigates the weapons, strategies, and tactics used in modern naval warfare. Filled with indispensable reference material, it includes comprehensive examinations of key naval encounters of the 20th century, from the battle of Jutland and the sinking of the Bismarck through the Pearl Harbor to the Cold War standoff. It also contains full-color maps of battles as well as detailed illustrations of major weapon types. Discover how technology is changing the face of modern naval warfare with air power, submarines and devastating missiles that can hit a target hundreds of miles away. Enthusiasts will enjoy the first-hand accounts of key battles, archival action photographs, detailed maps of battles, and full-color artworks and illustrations of major weapon types.
Robert Jackson, a former pilot and navigation instructor, is now a full-time writer in military, naval, and aviation affairs. He has written dozens of books, including Submarines of the World, and Strike from the Sea: A Survey of British Naval Air Operations. He lives in England.