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Author Butler, Bruce, author.

Title Into the labyrinth : the making of a modern-day Theseus [Hoopla electronic resource] / Bruce Butler.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Bigfoot Press, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 03 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Bruce Butler.
Summary Project Spinnaker was joint Canada-US defence research project conceived in the waning days of the Cold War. Spinnaker's secret purpose was to reassert Canada's Arctic sovereignty by providing the capability to monitor submarine traffic in Canada's Arctic waters. The star of Project Spinnaker was Theseus, a massive Canadian-made autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed for a single purpose: laying fibre-optic cable in ice-covered waters. More than 2,500 years after the mythical Greek hero Theseus ventured into the labyrinth on the island of Crete to slay the Minotaur, the robotic submarine Theseus was launched into an undersea labyrinth with a strikingly similar goal: lay 200 kilometres of cable on the seafloor of Canada's Arctic, then turn around and follow it back out. With a foreword by Dr. James R. McFarlane, OC, CD, P.Eng., FCAE (President and Founder of International Submarine Engineering Ltd.) and endorsements by several marine experts, Into the Labyrinth provides a fascinating glimpse into the subsea industry of the 1980s and '90s, set against the backdrop of Canada's beautiful yet hostile High Arctic.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Theseus, King of Athens.
Cold War.
Submarines (Ships) -- Arctic regions.
Automated vehicles -- Canada.
Optical fiber communication -- Canada.
Arctic regions.
Added Author Butler, Bruce.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9780994953858 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
0994953852 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT15059057
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