Battleships Yamato and Musashi

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Author: Janusz Skulski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844863182

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Equipped with the largest guns and heaviest armour and with the greatest displacement of any ship ever built, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the US Pacific Fleet in the Second World War. The book contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship Musashi, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 1,020 perspective line artworks, 350 colour 3D views, and 30 photographs. The wreck of Musashi has been recently discovered to great excitement in Japan, renewing interest in these iconic warships. Janusz Skulski's anatomies of three renowned ships of the 20th century Japanese navy are among the most comprehensive of the Anatomy series with hundreds of meticulously researched drawings of the ships. Since their first publication he has continued to research the ships and has now produce a more definitive anatomy than was possible then. He has teamed up with 3D artist Stefan Draminksi who produces superb realistic renditions of the ships that bring a whole new level of detail to the portraits of the ships. This new editions is a genuine 'Super Anatomy' containing the most detailed renditions of these ships ever seen.

The Battleship Yamato

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Author: Janusz Skulski

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9780870210198

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This richly detailed tribute to the legendary Yamato is now back in print by popular demand. Equipped with the largest guns and heaviest armor and having the greatest displacement of any ship ever built, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the U.S. Pacific Fleet in World War II. This classic in the Anatomy of the Ship series contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history. This is followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 600 perspective and three-view drawings, and 30 photographs. Such a handsome and thorough work is guaranteed to impress modelmakers, ship enthusiasts, and naval historians.

The Battleship Yamato

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Author: Janusz Skulski

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: 0851779409

Category: Battleships

Page: 192

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The battleship Yamato was a tremendous achievement for the Imperial Japanese Navy. With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour of all time, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships. Everything about them was gigantic – for example, each main-armament turret had a total revolving weight of over 2500 tons – and they proved very dangerous opponents to the US Pacific Fleet. Fittingly for such a subject as Yamato, this contribution to the ‘Anatomy’ series has twice as many drawings as a standard volume in the series.The ‘Anatomy of the Ship’ series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory views, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship’s service history.

Rückkehr nach Midway

die Suche nach den versunkenen Schiffen der größten Schlacht im Pazifik

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Author: Robert D. Ballard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783550083020

Category:

Page: 191

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World War II at Sea

A Global History

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Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190243686

Category: History

Page: 720

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Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly), and Operation Neptune, (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature), Craig L. Symonds has established himself as one of the finest naval historians at work today. World War II at Sea represents his crowning achievement: a complete narrative of the naval war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords; Mussolini's Regia Marina-at the start of the war the fourth-largest navy in the world-and the dominance of the Kidö Butai and Japanese naval power in the Pacific; Pearl Harbor then Midway; the struggles of the Russian Navy and the scuttling of the French Fleet in Toulon in 1942; the landings in North Africa and then Normandy. Here as well are the notable naval leaders-FDR and Churchill, both self-proclaimed "Navy men," Karl Dönitz, François Darlan, Ernest King, Isoroku Yamamoto, Erich Raeder, Inigo Campioni, Louis Mountbatten, William Halsey, as well as the hundreds of thousands of seamen and officers of all nationalities whose live were imperiled and lost during the greatest naval conflicts in history, from small-scale assaults and amphibious operations to the largest armadas ever assembled. Many have argued that World War II was dominated by naval operations; few have shown and how and why this was the case. Symonds combines precision with story-telling verve, expertly illuminating not only the mechanics of large-scale warfare on (and below) the sea but offering wisdom into the nature of the war itself.

Kursk 1943

Die größte Schlacht des Zweiten Weltkriegs

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Author: Roman Töppel

Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh

ISBN: 3657000038

Category: History

Page: 289

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Die Panzerschlacht bei Kursk im Sommer 1943 war eine der größten Schlachten der Kriegsgeschichte, an der etwa drei Millionen Soldaten mit mehr als 10.000 Panzern und Selbstfahrlafetten sowie 8.000 Flugzeugen teilnahmen. Obwohl Kursk bis heute als eine der Entscheidungsschlachten des Zweiten Weltkriegs gilt und schon zahlreiche Bücher darüber geschrieben wurden, gibt es über zentrale Entscheidungen im Vorfeld der Schlacht und über die Kämpfe im Sommer 1943 erstaunlich viele falsche Informationen und Legenden. Roman Töppel beschreibt in seiner Studie vor allem Entwicklungen und Begebenheiten der Kursker Schlacht, die bislang kaum bekannt sind oder denen nur wenig Beachtung geschenkt wurde. Er präsentiert dem Leser neue, zum Teil überraschende Forschungsergebnisse und setzt damit der noch heute anhaltenden Legendenbildung um diese Schlacht gründlich recherchierte Fakten entgegen.

The Matter of History

How Things Create the Past

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Author: Timothy J. LeCain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110713417X

Category: History

Page: 358

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New insights into the microbiome, epigenetics, and cognition are radically challenging our very idea of what it means to be 'human', while an explosion of neo-materialist thinking in the humanities has fostered a renewed appreciation of the formative powers of a dynamic material environment. The Matter of History brings these scientific and humanistic ideas together to develop a bold, new post-anthropocentric understanding of the past, one that reveals how powerful organisms and things help to create humans in all their dimensions, biological, social, and cultural. Timothy J. LeCain combines cutting-edge theory and detailed empirical analysis to explain the extraordinary late-nineteenth century convergence between the United States and Japan at the pivotal moment when both were emerging as global superpowers. Illustrating the power of a deeply material social and cultural history, The Matter of History argues that three powerful things - cattle, silkworms, and copper - helped to drive these previously diverse nations towards a global 'Great Convergence'.

Tattoo in Japan

Traditional and Modern Styles

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Author: Manami Okazaki,Gabriele Turner

Publisher: Edition Reuss Germany

ISBN: 9783934020641

Category: Art

Page: 348

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Text in English & German. The opulently illustrated volume "Tattoo in Japan" is an impressive book about the high art of tattooing in Japan. Not solely for fans of tattoos, it's equally appealing for people who are interested in Japanese culture and art. This book will likewise delight graphic artists, fashion designers and visual artists. The art of creating long-lasting body decorations has an age-old tradition in Japan. Many parallels can be drawn between this traditional genre and classical ink paintings and woodcuts by Japanese masters. The grand master of an art is known in Japan as a "sensei": this book contains works by many of the finest and most prestigious master tattooists. These virtuosos provide inspiration and serve as role models for a younger generation of tattoo artists in their Asian homeland and abroad. Included are rare and beautifully documented works by traditional masters with their delicate and impressive full body suit tattoos, the style of which has changed very little since the Edo Period, when this art form first became popular. The art works are splendidly depicted in intimate photojournalism, where they provide silent testimony to months spent under the needles of these unparalleled masters, who explore the possibilities of their métier on and in their clients' skin. Tattoo aficionados will be familiar with the names of artists such as Horitoku, Horiyoshi III and Horiyasu, but this comprehensive book also features the diverse styles that are prominent in contemporary tattooing. The spectrum ranges from old school, to neo-traditional and contemporary styles. The volume's generously large format provides ample space for impressive photographs which artfully capture the diversity and lively creativity of Japan's contemporary tattoo scene. The visual interest is further enhanced by a successful mix of studio shots and photographs taken onsite. This lavishly illustrated book prioritises excellent printing and the best colour reproductions. Join us on a visual journey and indulge your senses in incredible imagery and colours. The book is divided into four chapters: Tokyo, Chubu (the region between Tokyo and Kyoto, with Nagoya as its capital city), Kyoto and Osaka. Tattooists in each metropolis have their own distinct styles and trends, spanning a wide spectrum from classically conservative to totally eccentric and extreme. Readers who are eager to delve more deeply into the subject will appreciate the numerous, well-researched texts about the history and background of tattooing. Rounding out the volume are interviews with grand masters, who offer exciting insights into their lives and work, as well as into the tattoo scene in general. "Tattoo in Japan" is a very special book that could only have been created thanks to a unique combination of much love, intense dedication and the utmost efforts by all its contributors. We sincerely hope you'll feel and share our enthusiasm.

Krieg der Ratten

Roman

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Author: David L. Robbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453190016

Category:

Page: 511

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Das Afrikakorps

Rommel's Tropen-Armee in Originalfarbe

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Author: Bernd Peitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613027947

Category:

Page: 190

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The Battleship Fuso

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Author: Janusz Skulski

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: 9780851776651

Category: Battleships

Page: 256

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One of the Conway Anatomy series, this is a study of the 1914 Japanese super-dreadnought battleship Fuso, accompanied by technical details and career notes. By the author and illustrator of Yamato and Takao.

Lilien im Sommerwind

Roman

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Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641111633

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Schatten der Vergangenheit Mit acht Jahren wird Tory Zeugin des gewaltsamen Todes ihrer besten Freundin. Achtzehn Jahre später kehrt die junge Frau in ihre Heimatstadt zurück, um den Mord an Hope aufzuklären. Mutig beginnt sie mit ihren Nachforschungen. Dabei verliebt sie sich in Hopes Bruder Cade, der ihr bei der Suche nach dem Mörder zur Seite steht. Bald stellt sich jedoch heraus, dass dieser Fall nur der Anfang einer ganzen Serie ähnlicher Morde war. Und diese Serie ist noch nicht zu Ende.

Food Wars - Shokugeki No Soma 4

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Author: Yuto Tsukuda

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646707550

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 189

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Kochen ist Somas große Leidenschaft. Und er will richtig gut sein. Besser noch als sein Vater, der ein kleines aber feines Restaurant in Tokyo führt. Auf einem Internat für angehende Spitzenköche soll er alles rund um die Haute Cuisine lernen. Kein Problem meint der Teenager, wäre da nicht die starke Konkurrenz - denn nicht mehr als 10% der Schüler bestehen die Abschlussprüfung. Der Wettkampf an den Töpfen kann beginnen! Und er wird dramatisch, komisch und auch ein wenig frivol. Möge der Bessere gewinnen, Hauptsache es schmeckt! Mit Rezepten & Beratung von einer TV-Köchin!