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The Resource Science goes to war : the search for the ultimate weapon, from Greek fire to Star Wars, Ernest Volkman

Science goes to war : the search for the ultimate weapon, from Greek fire to Star Wars, Ernest Volkman

Label
Science goes to war : the search for the ultimate weapon, from Greek fire to Star Wars
Title
Science goes to war
Title remainder
the search for the ultimate weapon, from Greek fire to Star Wars
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Volkman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For as long as humans have waged war, generals have turned to science in their quest for ever-more-terrible weapons, from the war chariot to the armored tank, from the catapult to the cruise missile. And from Archimedes to Oppenheimer, the scientists who developed these engines of destruction have been horrified, inspired, supported, and revolted by their military creations." "In Science Goes to War, journalist Ernest Volkman traces the long, often contentious relationship between science and warfare. Beginning with the Assyrians, who established the first military R & D program more than 3,000 years ago, Volkman details the never-ending search for the ultimate weapon. He examines the military research of history's most renowned scientists and explains the military significance of many nonmilitary inventions, such as the printing press, the compass, and canned food."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Volkman, Ernest
Dewey number
  • 355.809
  • 623/.09
Index
index present
LC call number
U27
LC item number
.V65 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weapons
  • Armements
  • Course aux armements
  • Art et science militaires, Effets des innovations sur les
  • Weapons
  • Onderzoek
  • Technologie
  • Bewapening
  • Ethiek
  • Bewapeningswedloop
  • Ontwapening
  • Wetenschapsbeoefenaars
  • Ciencia militar
  • Armas militares
Label
Science goes to war : the search for the ultimate weapon, from Greek fire to Star Wars, Ernest Volkman
Link
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
Introduction: the ghost in the machine -- "The valor of men is ended!" -- Bride of faith -- The dragon's teeth -- Outward bound -- The final argument of kings -- Prometheus unchained -- The sorcerer's apprentices -- A thousand suns -- The age of doom -- Afterword: of microbes and thunderbolts
Control code
ocm48885208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780471410072
Lccn
2002284341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48885208
  • (OCoLC)48885208
Label
Science goes to war : the search for the ultimate weapon, from Greek fire to Star Wars, Ernest Volkman
Link
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
Introduction: the ghost in the machine -- "The valor of men is ended!" -- Bride of faith -- The dragon's teeth -- Outward bound -- The final argument of kings -- Prometheus unchained -- The sorcerer's apprentices -- A thousand suns -- The age of doom -- Afterword: of microbes and thunderbolts
Control code
ocm48885208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780471410072
Lccn
2002284341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48885208
  • (OCoLC)48885208

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