Tracing the Undersea Dragon

This book is a comprehensive study of the development of China’s nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs).

Author: Amit Ray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000422436

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book is a comprehensive study of the development of China’s nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). It offers insights into the secretive world of nuclear submarines and ballistic missiles of the Chinese (PLA) Navy and studies how these are likely to grow in the next two decades. The volume examines the technological origins of the design and development of Chinese nuclear submarines, ballistic missiles, and their naval construction capabilities. It provides an analysis of the underlying Chinese nuclear doctrine, China’s maritime geographical constraints for submarine operations, and the credibility of its sea-based deterrence. It draws upon strategy, nuclear policy, technology, geography, and operational considerations to holistically predict the likely SSBN force levels of the PLA Navy for various scenarios. The book also assesses the spectrum of threats likely from the undersea domain for India and other nations in the Indo-Pacific region. A key text on an obscure but vital facet of Chinese defence studies, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers of strategic affairs, international relations and disarmament studies, peace and conflict studies, geopolitics, foreign policy, Indo-Pacific studies, and diplomacy.

Dragon Space A Star Rigger Omnibus

Her eyes closed and she felt her own lips tracing a smile. The sensory net sprang to life around her, filled her with energy. She relaxed as her bodily senses darkened. Her inner senses threaded their way ... It was an undersea color, ...

Author: Jeffrey A. Carver

Publisher: Starstream Publications

ISBN: 9781611381818

Category: Fiction

Page: 714

View: 490


Dragons in the Stars and Dragon Rigger —two Star Rigger novels in one! Between the stars, says legend, there lives a realm of dragons. When a young star rigger named Jael flies the forbidden route, she learns the reality—that the dragons are real, and deadly. Only after a dragon named Highwing befriends her does Jael realize she has been caught up in an ancient battle of good and evil, her appearance foretold by an ancient prophecy. Science fiction with mythic dimension, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End! Individual novels appeared in print from Tor Books. Map included. DRM-free ebook omnibus edition. Review Quotes: DRAGONS IN THE STARS: “Carver writes powerfully and clearly.” —Booklist “An interesting and entertaining blend of genres.” —Don D’Ammassa, Science Fiction Chronicle “Carver’s prose effectively lends a spare yet evocative resonance to the draconian realm. Like a good stage performer, this story should leave its audience wanting more.” —John Bunnell, Amazing Stories “Carver is a strong SF writer, with a good feel for both the hard SF elements and the people he populates them with... he is not only comfortable working with fantasy elements, but able to succeed at the tough job of melding them into a science-fictional environment.” —C. von Rospach, Amazing Stories DRAGON RIGGER: “A refreshingly unique setting and excellently realized characters.” —Publishers Weekly “Dragon Rigger is a most excellent adventure that would make a grand movie.... there is immense verve, energy, momentum, and power... the reader stays with Carver all the way.” —Thomas A. Easton, Analog


After all , I only had puny softskin muscles now to power my wings , while he had the muscles of a dragon's body . ... surface of the water and we plowed white wakes behind us , and we would end the race by tracing designs in the sea .

Author: Laurence Yep


ISBN: 0028180100

Category: Chinese Americans

Page: 216

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In the early twentieth century, a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine.

Vincalis the Agitator

He was a bit concerned about the effect that the rewhah would have on undersea life—the ecology of the shelf was delicate, and he and other Dragons had spent a great deal of time making sure that the presence of the city of Oel Maritias ...

Author: Holly Lisle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759527133

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 219


A thrilling adventure from Lisle is set in the same fantasy world as the popular Secret Texts trilogy--a world where a sorcery called Dragon Magic draws its powers from the agony of slaves who are killed for sorcerous fuel until three heroes challenge this inhuman cruelty.


... it's your turn ' a hand tracing a horse , a dragon looking for th wet feel of inner shell with its rough humped back ... of his undersea house outside th sun knocks ' I thought I'd die .. having to leave th house ' tides folded 112.



ISBN: UOM:39015035358798

Category: Australian literature


View: 280


This Day Our Daily Fictions

SMERSH killer Financing SMERSH Various agents from pirate black treasure gangsters B , tracing gold pipeline , is seized and ... V tortures W. W escapes to save B's life in undersea battle with V. Mr and Mrs Phancey Burning motel for ...

Author: Robert Druce


ISBN: STANFORD:36105034335690

Category: Best sellers

Page: 405

View: 867


The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

On the · sediment characteristics 16 : 471h tracing 16 : 443d surface , one or more ballast tanks filled with Bathycles ... or frond , of an epi- vessels 10 : 924c ARCTIC DRAGON FISHES , family of about 15 phytic , or climbing , fern .



ISBN: MINN:319510013802456

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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Educational Film video Locator of the Consortium of University Film Centers and R R Bowker

Once in the dragon's cave , the cowardly Ludwig hides while Hans successfully does battle with the huge beast . Ludwig murders Hans and claims ... tracing its development from a trading town to an independent , industrialized republic .

Author: Consortium of University Film Centers


ISBN: UOM:39015053406826

Category: Catalogs, Union

Page: 3115

View: 390


Film Video Finder

... the complete trade cycle by tracing the route tomatoes take from grower to consumer , in the simplest possible terms . ... Heart Of The Dragon Series Pt 12 ASH TIMLIF Traditional Handicrafts с 16MM FILM OPTICAL SOUND Examines ...



ISBN: UOM:39015057978515

Category: Motion pictures


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