An International EncyclopediaBook - 2002
Three volumes. 1,500 entries. 2,500 years of history. Seven seas. It all adds up to "Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia, " the most authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible reference work on the subject of combat at sea. Spencer C. Tucker, editor of the award winning "Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, " turns his expertise in military history to the greatest war story of them all humanity's centuries-old quest for dominance of the mighty deep.
Everything's here, from the ancient Greek galleys at Salamis to the mighty American Sixth Fleet in the Persian Gulf. Written by an international team of experts, these richly illustrated volumes are the essential reference work for students, scholars, and naval history buffs. A host of features including an extensive use of maps, an inclusive glossary of naval terms, and a lengthy bibliography makes this encyclopedia the first and last place any landlubber or self-respecting sailor will turn to for naval history."
From Library Staff
multcolib_central Jun 23, 2014
The coverage is extensive; it contains numerous, useful maps; each entry includes a bibliography and cross references other entries; the information is presented in a concise but informative manner. -Rod M.