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Into the Labyrinth: The Making of a Modern-Day Theseus by [Bruce Butler]
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Length: 444 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Anthony Dalton, FRGS, FRCGS, author of BAYCHIMO, Arctic Ghost Ship
"Science, technology, adventure and the Arctic: a potent cocktail poured around one man's explorations as part of a team in the far north. Bruce Butler writes with the clarity of an educated mind and the passion of an explorer -- and he writes for a general audience. The Arctic has many moods and expressions. Bruce experiences them with an appealing mix of humility, excitement and grit. This is a book for anyone interested in the past, present and future of Canada's Arctic."

Neil Bose, Vice President (Research), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
"Into the Labyrinth is a very readable account of the Theseus project because it brings in a personal element from the point of view of the author, the personalities of his International Submarine Engineering colleagues and those in other organisations leading and collaborating with the project."

D. Richard Blidberg, Director, Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute
"The world of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) has evolved over the past 40 years; from the first prototype systems being developed in the academic community to a full fledged commercial market which continues to grow very quickly. This book takes a step back to the early stages of commercial involvement with AUV systems. It gives perspective of one development program that helped forge a new market place for autonomous unmanned systems. The author was involved in one of the earlier programs to apply AUV technology to address an ambitious mission to be undertaken in a very challenging environment; under the Arctic ice cap. This book could have resulted in a rather dry description of the trials and tribulations of early development efforts. Instead the author was able to give the book an entertaining personality while describing the technical process of bringing new technology to bear on an important mission of the future; to autonomously deploy a cable under the Arctic ice cap for hundreds of kilometers. Bruce Butler has produced a book that reminds us all of the innovation, excitement, and frustrations associated with the systems development process. It was not only fun to read but also quite informative. It reminded me of the how the Arctic environment can add challenge to any system design. I would encourage anyone who has been or would like to be involved with this fascinating technology to read about story of the development of the Theseus AUV."

Phil Nuytten, Founder and President of Nuytco Research Ltd.
"This is the true story of one of International Submarine Engineering's major projects. Butler was fortunate to be a part of a great development team that imagined an incredible ultra-hi-tech deepsea device and then brought it to reality. In this book, he generously shares his good fortune with us and allows us to travel with him on his exciting journey. I have been in the subsea industry for all of my adult life and I can tell you that it's a great read and the author is the real deal."

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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