Immersive terrain : the US Navy, Sealab and Cold War undersea geopolitics. / Squire, Rachael.

In: Area, Vol. 48, No. 3, 09.2016, p. 332–338.

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Immersive terrain : the US Navy, Sealab and Cold War undersea geopolitics. / Squire, Rachael.

In: Area, Vol. 48, No. 3, 09.2016, p. 332–338.

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