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The Resource Drones : what everyone needs to know, Sarah Kreps, Cornell University

Drones : what everyone needs to know, Sarah Kreps, Cornell University

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Drones : what everyone needs to know
Title
Drones
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Kreps, Cornell University
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drones quite possibly represent the most transformative military innovation since jet engines and atomic weaponry. No longer do humans have to engage in close military action or be in the same geographical vicinity as the target. Now, through satellite imaging and remote technology, countries such as the United States can destroy small targets halfway around the world with pinpoint accuracy. In the last several years, many of the military advancements have been rivaled by those in the commercial realm. Civilian industries have clamored to acquire drones for everything from monitoring crops to filming Hollywood movies to delivering packages. Not surprisingly, the use of drones has generated a lively debate, but no book thus far has engaged the range of themes surrounding drones. How do drones work? To what extent has the technology proliferated to other nations outside the US? How can they be used on the ground and in maritime environments? How are they being integrated into both military and civilian life? In Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know, the international relations scholar (and former air force officer) Sarah E. Kreps provides a concise synthesis of the topic. The book explains how they and the systems associated with them work, how they are being used today, and what will become of the technology in the future. What readers need now is a more practical guide to how this technology is reshaping both military and civilian life; this book is that guide. The drone revolution has already changed warfare, and will soon become a commonplace tool in a civilian context too. It is clear that drone technology is here to stay. Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know explains how the revolution happened, what its current contours are, and where we might be headed next."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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Kreps, Sarah E.
Dewey number
623.74/69
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1242.D7
LC item number
K73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drone aircraft
  • Air warfare
  • Transport aérien
  • Robots
  • Guerres
  • Armement
  • Air warfare
  • Drone aircraft
  • Drohne
  • Kriegführung
  • Technologie
  • Drone aircraft
  • Air warfare
Label
Drones : what everyone needs to know, Sarah Kreps, Cornell University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armed drone technology -- Proliferation of drones to other countries -- Drones for the ground and sea -- Noncombat technology -- The future of drones: nano, autonomous systems, and science fiction
Control code
ocn927438896
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9780190235345
Lccn
2015040590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190235352
  • (OCoLC)927438896
Label
Drones : what everyone needs to know, Sarah Kreps, Cornell University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armed drone technology -- Proliferation of drones to other countries -- Drones for the ground and sea -- Noncombat technology -- The future of drones: nano, autonomous systems, and science fiction
Control code
ocn927438896
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9780190235345
Lccn
2015040590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190235352
  • (OCoLC)927438896

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