The Design and Construction of the Nautilus


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"A fascinating analysis of Jules Verne's Nautilus, from its design and engineering details to its unique place in early submarine history. Lavishly illustrated and brimming with quotes from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."Arthur B. Evans, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Modern Languages, DePauw University, Editor, Science Fiction Studies, and eminent Jules Verne scholar "Captain Capetanopoulos expertly places Verne's creation in context with the times to enable a complete and accurate reconstruction of this fictional craft. A healthy dose of modern submarine design insight has been added."CAPT Edward S. Little, USN (ret.), former Commanding Officer, USS Philadelphia"Captain Capetanopoulos invites the reader to an exciting dive in the fantastic world of Jules Verne. A world in which, page after page, fiction gives way to reality... Reading it will enthrall all those who love the undersea world. A book to put in the hands of all the passionate Jules Verne submariners."Bernard Micaelli, Submarine Design Architect, FRANCE"The Design and Construction of the Nautilus includes detailed diagrams, original illustrations, rich historical discussion, and extensive notes and references. It will appeal especially to history buffs, Jules Verne fans, and submarine enthusiasts."LCDR Jon Walsh, USN (ret.), Submariner and Engineering Duty Officer"A book that will delight both technologists and even the more casual naval aficionados. As a former submariner and director of a government research and technology organization, I am amazed at how well this book shows the foresight of Jules Verne. This is truly a fascinating book... I highly recommend The Design and Construction of the Nautilus."LCDR Will Troxell, USN (ret.), Submariner and former USS Nautilus sailor

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