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Cold war, hot science : applied research in Britain's defence laboratories, 1945-1990

Author: Robert Bud; Philip Gummett; Science Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers in association with the Science Museum, ©1999.
Series: Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of postwar British defence research as related to the establishments that now form part of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA). It seeks to put the applied science of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bud; Philip Gummett; Science Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9057024810 9789057024818 1900747472 9781900747479
OCLC Number: 41157153
Description: xix, 426 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Don't you know there's a war on? / Robert Bud and Philip Gummett --
Royal aircraft establishment from 1945 to Concorde / Andrew Nahum --
Rotary-wing aircraft / Matthew Uttley --
Ground-based air defence and ABM systems / Stephen Twigge --
Armoured fighting vehicles / Richard Ogorkiewicz --
Aircraft carriers and submarines : naval R & D in Britain in the mid-Cold War / Tom Wright --
Thermal radiation and its applications / Ernest Putley --
Open systems in a closed world : ground and airborne radar in the UK, 1945-90 / Jon Agar and Jeff Hughes --
Naval command and control equipment : the birth of the late twentieth century 'revolution in military affairs' / Eric Grove --
Laser research and development, 1960-80 / Richard Mills --
Chemical and biological warfare and defence, 1945-90 / Gradon Carter and Brian Balmer --
Defence physiology / John Ernsting --
Civil spinoff from the defence research establishments / Graham Spinardi --
Government management of defence research since the Second World War / Stephen Robinson.
Series Title: Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, v. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Bud and Philip Gummett.

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