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The Resource Instruments of war : weapons and technologies that have changed history, Spencer C. Tucker

Instruments of war : weapons and technologies that have changed history, Spencer C. Tucker

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Instruments of war : weapons and technologies that have changed history
Title
Instruments of war
Title remainder
weapons and technologies that have changed history
Statement of responsibility
Spencer C. Tucker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This highly detailed and well-illustrated single-volume work documents the evolution of warfare across history through weaponry and technological change. In war, the weapons and technologies employed have direct effects on how battles are waged. When new weapons are introduced, they can dramatically alter the outcomes of warfare--and consequently change the course of history itself. This reference work provides a fascinating overview of the major weapon systems and military technologies that have had a major impact on world history. Addressing weapons as crude as the club used by primitive man to the high-tech weapons of today such as unmanned drones, Instruments of War: Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History offers nearly 270 profusely illustrated entries that examine the key roles played by specific weapons and identify their success and failures. The book begins with an introductory essay that frames the subject matter of the work and discusses the history of weapons as a whole. The text is concise and accessible to general readers without extensive backgrounds in military history yet provides the detailed information necessary to convey the complexity of the evolution of warfare through technological change."--Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tucker, Spencer
Dewey number
623.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U800
LC item number
.T77 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military art and science
  • Military weapons
  • Military art and science
  • Military weapons
Label
Instruments of war : weapons and technologies that have changed history, Spencer C. Tucker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-384) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Club and Mace -- Ax -- Sling -- Spears and Other Pole Arms -- Pilum -- Throwing Sticks or Throwing Clubs -- Picks and War Hammers -- Dagger (Knife) -- Sword -- Lance -- Bow and Arrow -- Blowgun -- Shields -- Helmet -- Body Armor -- Chariot -- Galley -- Trireme -- Corvus -- Greek Fire -- Mechanical Artillery -- Spring-Powered Artillery Engines -- Torsion-Powered Artillery Engines -- Counterweight-Powered Artillery Engines -- Saddle -- Stirrup -- Viking Longboat -- Caltrop -- Gunpowder -- Land Mines and Mining -- Longbow -- Crossbow -- Harquebus -- Matchlock -- Wheel Lock -- Snaplock (Snaphance) -- Pistols, Early Types -- Land Artillery, Early Gunpowder Types -- Leather Gun -- Fuzes -- Petard -- Pike -- Carrack -- Galleon -- Naval Artillery, Early Types -- Gunner's Quadrant -- Turtle Ships -- Frigate -- Ship of the Line -- Mortars, Early -- Bomb Vessels -- Howitzer -- Shell -- Shrapnel (Spherical Case Shot) -- Carcass -- Case Shot (Canister or Canister Shot) -- Grapeshot -- Flintlock -- Air Gun -- Rifle (Muzzle-Loader) -- Blunderbuss -- Bayonet -- Turtle Submarine -- Sea Mines -- Balloons -- Popham's Signal System -- Steam Warship -- Percussion Cap -- Rockets, Early Types -- Carronade -- Shell Gun -- Railroads -- Telegraph -- Telephone -- Ironclad Warships -- Warrior, HMS -- Naval Gun Turret -- Monitor, USS -- Minié Ball -- Revolver -- Napoleon Gun -- Parrott Guns -- Dahlgren Guns -- Breech-Loading Rifle -- Dreyse Needle Gun -- Cartridge -- Dynamite -- Gatling Gun -- Mitrailleuse -- Lebel Rifle -- Mauser Gewehr 98 Rifle -- Mauser C96 Pistol -- Maxim Gun -- Steel Armor, Naval -- Armor-Piercing Projectiles -- Quick-Firing Naval Gun -- Torpedo -- Torpedo Boats -- Destroyer -- Dynamite Gun -- Smokeless Gunpowder -- Trinitrotoluene -- Bicycle -- Breech-Loading Field Artillery -- French 75mm Gun -- Breech-Loading Heavy Guns at Sea -- Dumdum Bullet -- Hollow or Shaped Charge -- Browning (Colt) .45 Semiautomatic Pistol -- Lewis Gun -- Browning Automatic Rifle -- MP18 Submachine Gun -- Barbed Wire -- Sandbags -- Camouflage -- Pillbox -- Hand Grenades -- Rifle Grenade -- Stokes Mortar -- Big Bertha Mortar -- Paris Gun -- Poison Gas -- Livens Projector -- Flamethrowers -- Motor Transport -- Armored Car -- Tanks, Early -- Antitank Rifle -- Antimaterial Rifle -- Wright Brothers' Military Flyer -- Aircraft, World War I -- Fokker E.I Eindecker Fighter Aircraft -- Interrupter Gear -- De Havilland DH 2 Fighter Aircraft -- Nieuport 17 Fighter Aircraft -- Sopwith F.1 Camel Fighter Aircraft -- Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz Heavy Bomber -- Gotha G IV Bomber -- Handley Page O/100 and O/400 Bombers -- Zeppelins -- Director Fire Control and New Range Finding at Sea -- Dreadnought, HMS -- Invincible-Class Battle Cruisers -- Furious, HMS -- Argus, HMS -- Submarine Development to 1914 -- Depth Charge -- Hydrophone -- Radio -- Antiaircraft Artillery -- Browning M2 .50-Caliber Heavy Machine Gun -- Molotov Cocktail -- Biological Weapons -- German 88mm Gun -- M-2A1/M-101A1 105mm Howitzer -- Long Lance Torpedo -- Thompson M1A1 Submachine Gun -- MP40 Submachine Gun -- Sten Gun -- M1 Garand Rifle -- MG42 Machine Gun -- Mortars, Post-World War I -- T-34 Soviet Medium Tank --M4 Sherman Medium Tank -- PzKpfw V Panther Medium Tank -- PzKpfw Tiger and King Tiger -- Self-Propelled Guns and artillery -- Birch Gun -- Jeep -- Truck, 2.5 Ton -- Landing Craft -- DUKW Amphibian Truck -- Mulberry -- PLUTO -- Destroyer Escort -- Yamato-Class Battleships, Japanese -- Iowa-Class Battleships, Navy -- Essex-Class Aircraft Carriers -- Escort Aircraft Carriers -- Liberty Ships -- Snorkel -- Sonar -- Leigh Light -- Radar -- A6M Reisen(Zero) Japanese Fighter Aircraft -- Bf 109 German Fighter -- Junkers Ju 87 Stuka German Dive-Bomber -- Hawker Hurricane British Fighter -- Supermarine Spitfire British Fighter -- North American P-51 Mustang U.S. Army Air Forces Fighter -- Grumman F6F Hellcat U.S. Navy Fighter --Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik Soviet Ground-Attack Aircraft -- Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger U.S. Torpedo Bomber -- Avro Lancaster Heavy Bomber -- Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber -- Consolidated B-24 Liberator Heavy Bomber -- Boeing B-29 Superfortress Heavy Bomber -- Gliders -- Jet and Rocket Aircraft of World War II -- Douglas C-47 Skytrain Transport Aircraft -- Helicopters -- Sikorsky R-4 Helicopter -- Incendiary Bombs -- Napalm -- Proximity Fuze -- Panzerfaust -- Bazooka -- Katyusha Rocket -- V-1 Buzz Bomb -- V-2 Guided Missile -- Kamikazes -- Penicillin -- Engima Machine -- Atomic Bomb -- Hydrogen Bomb -- Neutron Bomb -- AK47 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle -- Recoilless Rifles -- Armored Personnel Carriers and Infantry Fighting Vehicles -- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 -- North American F-86 Sabre Jet Fighter -- Boeing B-52 Stratofortress -- Surface-to-Air Missiles -- Nautilus, U.S. Navy Submarine -- Punji Stake -- M16 Rifle -- M79 Grenade Launcher -- M18A1 Claymore Mine -- M61 Vulcan 20mm Auto Cannon -- M134 (GAU-2B) Minigun -- Ship-to-Ship Missiles -- RPG-7 Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher -- Antitank Guided Missiles -- Glechette Ammunition -- Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady Reconnaissance Aircraft -- McDonnell DouglasF-4 Phantom II -- Republic F-105 Thunderchief -- Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter -- Bell AH-1 Covra and AH-1W Super-Cobra Attack Helicopters -- Mil Mi-24 Hind Helcopter -- FIM-92 Stinger -- AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile -- Satellites -- Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles -- MX Missiles -- Cruise Missiles -- Polaris Missile -- Precision-Guided Munitions -- Cluster Bomb/Munition -- M48 and M60 U.S. Main Battle Tanks -- T-54/T-55 Soviet Main BattleTank -- M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank -- Merkava Israeli Main Battle Tank -- Sirkorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter -- Hughes (McDonnell Douglas/Boeing) AH-64 Apache Helicopter -- Hawker-Siddeley/McDonnell Douglas Sea Harrier -- Night-Vision Devices -- Aegis -- Mk 15 Phalanx -- Hovercraft -- Nimitz-Class U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers -- Ohio-Class U.S. Navy Submarines -- Laser -- Stealth Technology -- North Grumman B-2 Spirit -- Global Positioning System -- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles -- Panzerhaubitze 2000 German Self-Propelled Howitzer -- Thermobaric Bomb -- Improvised Explosive Devices
Control code
ocn899880792
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 428 pages
Isbn
9781440836541
Lccn
2014049928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o899880792
  • (OCoLC)899880792
Label
Instruments of war : weapons and technologies that have changed history, Spencer C. Tucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-384) 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
Club and Mace -- Ax -- Sling -- Spears and Other Pole Arms -- Pilum -- Throwing Sticks or Throwing Clubs -- Picks and War Hammers -- Dagger (Knife) -- Sword -- Lance -- Bow and Arrow -- Blowgun -- Shields -- Helmet -- Body Armor -- Chariot -- Galley -- Trireme -- Corvus -- Greek Fire -- Mechanical Artillery -- Spring-Powered Artillery Engines -- Torsion-Powered Artillery Engines -- Counterweight-Powered Artillery Engines -- Saddle -- Stirrup -- Viking Longboat -- Caltrop -- Gunpowder -- Land Mines and Mining -- Longbow -- Crossbow -- Harquebus -- Matchlock -- Wheel Lock -- Snaplock (Snaphance) -- Pistols, Early Types -- Land Artillery, Early Gunpowder Types -- Leather Gun -- Fuzes -- Petard -- Pike -- Carrack -- Galleon -- Naval Artillery, Early Types -- Gunner's Quadrant -- Turtle Ships -- Frigate -- Ship of the Line -- Mortars, Early -- Bomb Vessels -- Howitzer -- Shell -- Shrapnel (Spherical Case Shot) -- Carcass -- Case Shot (Canister or Canister Shot) -- Grapeshot -- Flintlock -- Air Gun -- Rifle (Muzzle-Loader) -- Blunderbuss -- Bayonet -- Turtle Submarine -- Sea Mines -- Balloons -- Popham's Signal System -- Steam Warship -- Percussion Cap -- Rockets, Early Types -- Carronade -- Shell Gun -- Railroads -- Telegraph -- Telephone -- Ironclad Warships -- Warrior, HMS -- Naval Gun Turret -- Monitor, USS -- Minié Ball -- Revolver -- Napoleon Gun -- Parrott Guns -- Dahlgren Guns -- Breech-Loading Rifle -- Dreyse Needle Gun -- Cartridge -- Dynamite -- Gatling Gun -- Mitrailleuse -- Lebel Rifle -- Mauser Gewehr 98 Rifle -- Mauser C96 Pistol -- Maxim Gun -- Steel Armor, Naval -- Armor-Piercing Projectiles -- Quick-Firing Naval Gun -- Torpedo -- Torpedo Boats -- Destroyer -- Dynamite Gun -- Smokeless Gunpowder -- Trinitrotoluene -- Bicycle -- Breech-Loading Field Artillery -- French 75mm Gun -- Breech-Loading Heavy Guns at Sea -- Dumdum Bullet -- Hollow or Shaped Charge -- Browning (Colt) .45 Semiautomatic Pistol -- Lewis Gun -- Browning Automatic Rifle -- MP18 Submachine Gun -- Barbed Wire -- Sandbags -- Camouflage -- Pillbox -- Hand Grenades -- Rifle Grenade -- Stokes Mortar -- Big Bertha Mortar -- Paris Gun -- Poison Gas -- Livens Projector -- Flamethrowers -- Motor Transport -- Armored Car -- Tanks, Early -- Antitank Rifle -- Antimaterial Rifle -- Wright Brothers' Military Flyer -- Aircraft, World War I -- Fokker E.I Eindecker Fighter Aircraft -- Interrupter Gear -- De Havilland DH 2 Fighter Aircraft -- Nieuport 17 Fighter Aircraft -- Sopwith F.1 Camel Fighter Aircraft -- Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz Heavy Bomber -- Gotha G IV Bomber -- Handley Page O/100 and O/400 Bombers -- Zeppelins -- Director Fire Control and New Range Finding at Sea -- Dreadnought, HMS -- Invincible-Class Battle Cruisers -- Furious, HMS -- Argus, HMS -- Submarine Development to 1914 -- Depth Charge -- Hydrophone -- Radio -- Antiaircraft Artillery -- Browning M2 .50-Caliber Heavy Machine Gun -- Molotov Cocktail -- Biological Weapons -- German 88mm Gun -- M-2A1/M-101A1 105mm Howitzer -- Long Lance Torpedo -- Thompson M1A1 Submachine Gun -- MP40 Submachine Gun -- Sten Gun -- M1 Garand Rifle -- MG42 Machine Gun -- Mortars, Post-World War I -- T-34 Soviet Medium Tank --M4 Sherman Medium Tank -- PzKpfw V Panther Medium Tank -- PzKpfw Tiger and King Tiger -- Self-Propelled Guns and artillery -- Birch Gun -- Jeep -- Truck, 2.5 Ton -- Landing Craft -- DUKW Amphibian Truck -- Mulberry -- PLUTO -- Destroyer Escort -- Yamato-Class Battleships, Japanese -- Iowa-Class Battleships, Navy -- Essex-Class Aircraft Carriers -- Escort Aircraft Carriers -- Liberty Ships -- Snorkel -- Sonar -- Leigh Light -- Radar -- A6M Reisen(Zero) Japanese Fighter Aircraft -- Bf 109 German Fighter -- Junkers Ju 87 Stuka German Dive-Bomber -- Hawker Hurricane British Fighter -- Supermarine Spitfire British Fighter -- North American P-51 Mustang U.S. Army Air Forces Fighter -- Grumman F6F Hellcat U.S. Navy Fighter --Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik Soviet Ground-Attack Aircraft -- Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger U.S. Torpedo Bomber -- Avro Lancaster Heavy Bomber -- Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber -- Consolidated B-24 Liberator Heavy Bomber -- Boeing B-29 Superfortress Heavy Bomber -- Gliders -- Jet and Rocket Aircraft of World War II -- Douglas C-47 Skytrain Transport Aircraft -- Helicopters -- Sikorsky R-4 Helicopter -- Incendiary Bombs -- Napalm -- Proximity Fuze -- Panzerfaust -- Bazooka -- Katyusha Rocket -- V-1 Buzz Bomb -- V-2 Guided Missile -- Kamikazes -- Penicillin -- Engima Machine -- Atomic Bomb -- Hydrogen Bomb -- Neutron Bomb -- AK47 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle -- Recoilless Rifles -- Armored Personnel Carriers and Infantry Fighting Vehicles -- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 -- North American F-86 Sabre Jet Fighter -- Boeing B-52 Stratofortress -- Surface-to-Air Missiles -- Nautilus, U.S. Navy Submarine -- Punji Stake -- M16 Rifle -- M79 Grenade Launcher -- M18A1 Claymore Mine -- M61 Vulcan 20mm Auto Cannon -- M134 (GAU-2B) Minigun -- Ship-to-Ship Missiles -- RPG-7 Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher -- Antitank Guided Missiles -- Glechette Ammunition -- Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady Reconnaissance Aircraft -- McDonnell DouglasF-4 Phantom II -- Republic F-105 Thunderchief -- Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter -- Bell AH-1 Covra and AH-1W Super-Cobra Attack Helicopters -- Mil Mi-24 Hind Helcopter -- FIM-92 Stinger -- AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile -- Satellites -- Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles -- MX Missiles -- Cruise Missiles -- Polaris Missile -- Precision-Guided Munitions -- Cluster Bomb/Munition -- M48 and M60 U.S. Main Battle Tanks -- T-54/T-55 Soviet Main BattleTank -- M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank -- Merkava Israeli Main Battle Tank -- Sirkorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter -- Hughes (McDonnell Douglas/Boeing) AH-64 Apache Helicopter -- Hawker-Siddeley/McDonnell Douglas Sea Harrier -- Night-Vision Devices -- Aegis -- Mk 15 Phalanx -- Hovercraft -- Nimitz-Class U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers -- Ohio-Class U.S. Navy Submarines -- Laser -- Stealth Technology -- North Grumman B-2 Spirit -- Global Positioning System -- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles -- Panzerhaubitze 2000 German Self-Propelled Howitzer -- Thermobaric Bomb -- Improvised Explosive Devices
Control code
ocn899880792
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 428 pages
Isbn
9781440836541
Lccn
2014049928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o899880792
  • (OCoLC)899880792

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