Super Submarines (Amazing Machines)
Super Submarines (Amazing
Explore an underwater world with Rabbit, Bird, and Mouse in this marine adventure all about submarines. Zippy wordplay, zappy art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must have for bookshelves everywhere. Available for the first time in paperback, this book is filled with lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton that perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying submarine parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about subs engaging and fun.
- Brand: Kingfisher
- ASIN: 0753472082
Amazing Machines: Big Truckload of Fun
Amazing Machines: Big Truckload of
Ten favorite storybooks inside one fantastic truck! The bestselling Amazing Machines series of picture storybooks is available in a fabulous box set. With 10 mini storybooks inside, the Truckload of Fun collection is the perfect gift for every preschooler who loves vehicles. From airplanes and diggers to rockets and tractors, these critically acclaimed picture books are full of fun rhyming text, bright artwork, and wacky animal characters to engage and delight young children as they learn about machines. Each book includes a helpful illustrated glossary of technical words to help build vocabulary.
- Brand: KINGFISHER
- ASIN: 0753461544
Super Nuke! A Memoir about Life as a Nuclear Submariner and the Contributions of a "Super Nuke" - The USS Ray (SSN653) Toward Winning the Cold War
Super Nuke! A Memoir about Life as a
"Super Nuke!" describes what once was a carefully guarded secret -- one of the most highly sophisticated, powerful and effective war machines ever designed by man--the first operational nuclear fast attack submarine specifically designed to "go up close and personal" against the Soviet Union in the Cold War -- the "Super Nuke." The book takes you on entertaining journey about what it takes to become a nuclear qualified submarine officer, the meticulous detail in building the Super Nuke, the first three super secret "special operations," and the successful efforts to communicate and share the lessons learned by this "Super Nuke" with the entire US Naval submarine force toward the collective effort of winning the Cold War. This is a first hand and eyewitness account of the highly classified and spooky world of the nuclear fast attack submarine--largely invisible to the general public throughout the Cold War. It should serve to motivate young people to consider the nuclear navy as a career, to share some of the lighter and darker moments in the history of nuclear submarines, and to properly credit the significant contributions of an amazing commanding officer as well as the highly competent officers and crew who quietly and effectively served their country with honor and dign...
- ASIN: 1478766425
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner - Volume 1
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner - Volume
Imperius Rex! Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner joins the MARVEL MASTERWORKS in his first sensational Silver Age collection! Headed by Stan "The Man" Lee and illustrated by Gene "The Dean" Colan, you'll dive headlong into the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, and encounter some of the most fascinating heroes and villains in Marvel history! It all kicks off with a classic battle between the hotheaded Subby and the horn-headed Daredevil, before Namor returns at last to Atlantis and begins his quest to regain the crown that is rightfully his. Opposed by Warlord Krang, Namor must locate the ancient Trident of Neptune to reassert his claim as true heir to the throne - while the life of lovely Lady Dorma hangs in the balance! Then, it's back to the surface world for action aplenty with the Puppet Master, a historic throwdown with Iron Man, the scheming Secret Empire saga, and Krang's invasion of New York City. They're classics that made Marvel the No. 1 name in comics, so don't hesitate: Reserve your copy today! Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH #70-87, DAREDEVIL (1964) #7 and TALES OF SUSPENSE #80.
- ASIN: 0785150684
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:food-heating radio boxes (microwaves)tall roads (bridges)computer buildings (datacenters)the shared space house (the International Space Station)the other worlds around the sun (the solar system)the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates)the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table)planes with turning wings (helicopters)boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers)the bags of stuff inside you (cells) How do these things work? Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone—age 5 to 105—who has ever wondered how things work, and why.
- Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- ASIN: 0544668251
Submarines (Pull Ahead Books _ Mighty Movers)
Submarines (Pull Ahead Books _ Mighty
How do submarines sink and float? What do submarines do underwater? Looking at features from the top of the periscope to the end of the torpedo tubes, this book uncovers how and why submarines work miles under the surface of the ocean.
- Brand: Lerner Publishing Group
- ASIN: 0822529009
Anti-Submarine Warfare and Superpower Strategic Stability
Anti-Submarine Warfare and Superpower Strategic
The belief that ballistic missile submarines or SSBs are highly survivable is the primary reason why they have come to be regarded as the ultimate guarantors of nuclear deterrence and hence, of strategic stability. Nevertheless, since the first deployment of SSBNs more than two decades ago, it has been the practice of many Western ( and presumably also Soviet) policy-makers and observers to be prudently skeptical about the survivability of the submarines in the long term. The expression of such views was usually linked with allusions to prospective anti-submarine warfare (ASW) developments, but, except possibly in the last few years, such assertions had no significant o lasting effect on the consensus that the submarines would probably remain survivable.
- ASIN: 0252012720
Amazing Machines Truckload Children Collection Tony Mitton 10 Books Set (TERRIFIC TRAINS, TREMENDOUS TRACTORS, TOUGH TRUCKS, DAZZLING DIGGERS, SUPER SUBMARINES, BRILLIANT BOATS, ROARING ROCKETS, COOL
Good Night Boats (Good Night Our World)
Good Night Boats (Good Night Our
Good Night Boats features cruise ships, submarines, sailboats, racing boats, battleships, fishing boats, ferryboats, tugboats, riverboats, tall ships, fire boats, houseboats, toy boats, and even recreational harbor cruises. Ahoy there, landlubbers! Hoist the sails, we're off to sea. Young readers will find their sea legs as they journey across oceans and lakes aboard their favorite floating vessels.This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.
- Brand: GOOD NIGHT
- ASIN: 1602195005
Sea of Greed (The NUMA Files Book 14)
Sea of Greed (The NUMA Files Book
The world's oil supply is vanishing, the stock market is plummeting, and the key to saving the future seems to be a baffling historical mystery. Can the NUMA crew crack it in time? Sea of Greed is the suspenseful new NUMA Files novels from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds' most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero...or a rogue genetic engineer?The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with bacteria that are consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth--a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean.With hired killers on his trail, can Kurt Austin locate a submarine that's remained hidden for more than fifty years? And even if he can, can the biological terror that's been unleashed be stopped?
- ASIN: B07F5ZX2MZ
Covert Shores: The Story of Naval Special Forces Missions and Minisubs
Covert Shores: The Story of Naval Special Forces
2nd Edition. Until now, the underwater craft employed by the World’s Special Forces have been known only to a select few. Covert Shores is the first complete and documented insight into the little-known world of the mini-subs, Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) and other underwater vehicles used by the U. S. Navy SEALs, Special Boat Service, Spetsnaz and more. Operating under a blanket of secrecy, these craft have remained hidden and unrecorded in a way that no other class of military vehicles has. Covert Shores reveals the craft, units, missions and tactics of this unseen world. Spanning from 1776 to the present day, and covering activities in many countries including US, Great Britain, Italy, Israel, Russia, France, Germany, Yugoslavia and Sweden, this book is filled with tales of the ingenuity, resourcefulness, experimentation and cunning of those involved in the design and operations of these expert craft. A must-read for all military enthusiasts. 274 pages 8.5"x11" full color with over 100 original color illustrations. Foreword by Larry Bond
- ASIN: 1533114870
The Italian Submarine Scire 1938-1942 (Super Drawings in 3D)
The Italian Submarine Scire 1938-1942 (Super Drawings in
Scirè was an Italian Adua class submarine, which served during World War II in the Regia Marina (the Italian Navy). She was named after the Ethiopian region where there was a battle between the Italian and Abyssinian troops during the war in Ethiopia in 1936. She was laid down by the Italian shipbuilder "Odero-Terni-Orlando (OTO)” in La Spezia, on January 30, 1937, was launched on January 6, 1938, and was commissioned on April 25, 1938. During the war, she was modified to carry three mini submarines (SLCs) and remains one of the most famous submarines in the world due to the missions to Gibraltar and Alexandria.
- Brand: Casemate UK Ltd
- ASIN: 8364596950
The Hunt for Red October (A Jack Ryan Novel Book 1)
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014 • Scientific American Recommended Read“Fascinating, informative, exhilarating.” —Wall Street JournalDeep is a voyage from the ocean’s surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving—in which competitors descend great depths on a single breath—James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable, and often hidden, potential—including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves. “A journey well worth taking.” —David Epstein, New York Times Book Review “Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places.” —Dallas M...
- Brand: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
- ASIN: 054448407X
- UPC: 884417313492
The Bravest Man: Richard O'Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang
The Bravest Man: Richard O'Kane and the Amazing
“There’s no margin for mistakes in submarines. You’re either alive or dead.”–Richard O’KaneHailed as the ace of aces, captain Richard O’Kane, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his consummate skill and heroism as a submarine skipper, sank more enemy ships and saved more downed fliers than anyone else.Now Pulitzer Prize—winning author William Tuohy captures all the danger, the terror, and the pulse-pounding action of undersea combat as he chronicles O’Kane’s wartime career–from his valiant service as executive officer under Wahoo skipper Dudley “Mush” Morton to his electrifying patrols as commander of the USS Tang and his incredible escape, with eight other survivors, after Tang was sunk by its own defective torpedo.Above all, The Bravest Man is the dramatic story of mavericks who broke the rules and set the pace to become a new breed of hunter/killer submariners who waged a unique brand of warfare. These undersea warriors would blaze their own path to victory–and transform the “Silent Service” into the deadliest fighting force in the Pacific.
- Brand: Brand: Presidio Press
- ASIN: 089141889X
The Type II U-boat (Super Drawings in 3D)
The Type II U-boat (Super Drawings in
The Type II U-boat - The latest book in Super Drawings in 3D series presents a brief description of the German Type II coastal submarines along with their general characteristics. Since "an image can speak a thousand words", the text is accompanied by 160 renderings which show the external appearance of all four sub-types including details such as various conning towers and armament variants as well as other fittings. Blueprints of the four sub-types in 1:144 scale (general and isometric views) are included on a separate sheet. This publication is an invaluable help to any modeler interested in building a replica of any of the Type II submarines.
- Brand: Brand: Kagero
- ASIN: 8362878649
Infernal Machines: The Story of Confederate Submarine and Mine Warfare
Infernal Machines: The Story of Confederate Submarine and
Milton F. Perry tells the story of the torpedoes and booby-traps employed by the Confederacy during the Civil War to harass and repel invading Union forces. "Perry wrote well on an interesting and relatively unexplored subject. Through the use of diaries and letters, he lends color to a subject which could have been dull and technical... This book will be of interest to scholar, buff, and casual reader." - Journal of American History. Despite the vast amount of literature concerning the American Civil War, there's no detailed account of the development and application of torpedoes and mines by the Confederacy. This is an attempt to do that. This book has 9 illustrations and 2 maps. It deals with Maury's torpedoes, the submarine battles, shells, first blood, spreading success, from Charleston to the James, Captain Lee's torpedo, beneath the surface, the Secret Service Corps, the Roanoke and the Rappahannock, and opening the James and Western waters. It includes an extensive index and a bibliography. It also includes a list of the union ships sunk or damaged by Confederate torpedoes.
- ASIN: 0807112852
“Jeff Edwards writes with keen personal experience and passion for his subject matter. Steel Wind shows his mastery of outstanding naval adventure!” -- JOE BUFF, Bestselling author of ‘Seas of Crisis’ and ‘Crush Depth’What if North Korea’s sudden turn towards peace is a cunning act of misdirection?A routine Coast Guard inspection of a cargo ship in the Caribbean turns into a vicious firefight with unidentified Asian commandos. The second attempt to board the vessel ends with a nuclear detonation.North Korea has been smuggling short and intermediate-range missiles into Cuba. An unknown number of nuclear warheads are hidden less than 100 miles from the tip of Florida. Every American city east of San Antonio is in the target zone.Scrambling to stop the flow of weapons to Cuba, the president orders the Atlantic Fleet to surround the island, cutting off all access. It’s the Cuban Missile Crisis all over again, but this time there won’t be a diplomatic resolution. The North Koreans have developed a secret weapon that rips through the blockade with ease, leaving burning ships in its wake.Against this unimagined threat stand a small detachment of United States Marines and a cutting-edge destroyer that’s never been tested in combat. It’s a battle we never expected to...
- ASIN: B07DBQRGS9
In Rick Campbell’s newest thriller, a military coup in Russia leads to a swift invasion of former Soviet territories―while the U.S. has been rendered powerless to respond. In Russia, the military is anxious to assert its military strength and regain its role as a superpower. The Russian President refuses to greenlight a bold plan to disable American strategic nuclear capability and retake Ukraine and the Baltic States, fearing the potential consequences of involving nuclear weapons. But the generals won't have it and at the first opportunity, they overthrow the president in a military coup. Then they use a narrow window to initiate their bold plan―the Zolotov option―which will render all of America's B2 bombers and ballistic missiles useless. With the U.S. off the board, they swiftly invade Ukraine with an overwhelming force, an invading Army that even NATO can't hope to resist. Now, it's game on. Without their primary weapons, the U.S. has to find a way to fight back on multiple fronts. If they're to have any chance, they'll have to overcome the malware that has grounded their ballistic missiles and planes, as well as secretly land a SEAL team to help rescue the imprisoned Russian President, and help retake control from the forces that are driving Europe into a contin...
- ASIN: 1250164656
Super Submarines by Tony Mitton & Ant Parker - Read Aloud Story for Kids
Come with us as we explore an underwater world with Rabbit, Bird, and Mouse in this marine adventure all about submarines. Enjoy fun zippy wordplay, zappy art and as always a visual dictionary about the amazing machines. Super Submarines (Amazing Machines) Paperback by Tony Mitton (Author), An...
World's Most Powerful & Deadly Super Submarine - USS Texas - Full Documentary
World Most Feared Super Submarine in U.S, Navy - The Virginia Class attack submarine is the U.S. Navy’s newest undersea warfare platform and incorporates the latest in stealth, intelligence gathering and weapons systems technology. Attack submarines are designed to seek and destroy enemy submarin...
The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy
USS Pennsylvania is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1989. The Ohio class is a class of nuclear powered submarines used by the United States Navy. The Navy has 18 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and guided missile submarines. ...