DK Eyewitness Books: Submarine

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Penguin, Dec 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Discover the fascinating history of submarines and submersibles, from the first workable designs of the 16th century to Cold War vesselsarmed with nuclear missiles. Find out how these stealthy watercraft work and what it’s like to live below the waves in this unique and exciting guide that was created in association with the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum. Colorfulphotographs illustrate the technology used to build and navigate submarines andthe many ways they are used today. Take a look at the inside of a nuclear submarine, learn what a submariner’s daily life is like, discover what we may find in the vast, unexplored regions of the ocean, and much, much more!
Discover the secret underwater world of submarines and submersibles

 

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Contents

6 What is a submarine?
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8 How a submarine works
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10 Submarine propulsion
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12 Early dreams and designs
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14 Blockade busters
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16 The true submarine is born
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18 Subs go to war
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20 Doomed designs
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38 Up periscope
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40 Submarine weapons
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42 Antisubmarine warfare
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44 Communication and navigation
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46 Submarine disasters
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48 Sub safety
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50 Pioneering the depths
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52 Into the abyss
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22 World War II
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24 Minisubmarines
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26 The nuclear age
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28 Balance of power
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30 Anatomy of a nuclear submarine
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32 Flying the flag
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34 Life on board
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36 How things have changed
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54 Shipwreck
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56 Creatures of the deep
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58 Workers beneath the waves
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60 Subs for fun
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62 Subs of the future
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64 Index
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