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GPS declassified : from smart bombs to smartphones

Author: Richard D Easton
Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, Cold War military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Easton
ISBN: 9781612344089 1612344089
OCLC Number: 852488398
Description: xx, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: New moons rising: the satellite age arrives --
Weather permitting: a brief history of navigation --
Success has many fathers: early concepts for satellite navigation --
One system, two narratives: recollections and documents --
Invisible stars: how GPS works --
Going public: the roots of civilian GPS use --
Going to war: GPS aids military success in the Persian Gulf --
Going mainstream: a consumer industry is born --
Where are we? GPS and GNSS today --
Going forward: the future of GPS.
Responsibility: Richard D. Easton and Eric F. Frazier ; foreword by Rick W. Sturdevant.
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-A fine and entertaining story of the origins of the Global Positioning System, a consequential space-age technology that has affected the lives of hundreds of millions in war and peace. Read more...

 
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