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by Norman L. Middlemiss


 CABLESHIPS by Norman L. Middlemiss: This icon is used elsewhere in my site as a link to this page.



This book, written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first submarine cable laid in 1850 between Dover and Calais, has scale drawings, photographs and histories of all the world's major Cablelayers and describes their very specialist marine work and achievements.
1st Published
by Shield Publications Ltd., Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, West Yorkshire
ISBN 1871128188


A black cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - Page block and pages as new Condition at least NEAR FINE

Dust wapper is whole, un-clipped and condition is, again, at least NEAR FINE.

A lovely unread copy!

Prices correct from April 2014
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185 pages 185 mm. x 265 mm. x 20 mm.

Weight wrapped for postage <1000 grm.

PRICE £20.00 plus postage (included for UK but for overseas see table right! )

More information: Image & Blurbs

A scan of the dust wrapper's front of "CABLESHIPS" by Noman L. Middlemiss showing the general appearance and condition.
Scan of the front of "CABLESHIPS"

BLURBS from Jacket Flab

This book is written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first submarine cable laid in 1850 between Dover and Calais.

 CABLESHIPS by Norman L. Middlemiss: A small photograph to show the general condition and appearance of this book.
Photograph of "CABLESHIPS"

The cableship performs very specialist marine work and has had an unusual history. Early cablelaying had to overcome the physical and electrical processes in transmitting underwater telegraph signals, with the first successful Transatlantic telegraph cable laid in 1956.

However it took another 90 years before the first Transatlatic telephone cable was laid in 1956. The rapid development of optical fibre submarine cables since the mid-1980s has seen massive cablelaying effort to gear up for the global Internet era. This work of reference contains full careers of 312 permanent and 80 chartered cablelayers since 1850 and is profusely illustrated with two hundred scale drawings and black and white photographs of cableships.


Background adapted from the back of the dust wrapper of "CABLE