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The heirs of Archimedes : science and the art of war through the Age of Enlightenment

Author: Brett D Steele; Tamera Dorland
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Series: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heirs of Archimedes.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004055164
(OCoLC)55797897
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brett D Steele; Tamera Dorland
ISBN: 9780262284226 0262284227 142373002X 9781423730026
OCLC Number: 62098489
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 397 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Facing the new technology : gunpowder defenses in military architecture before the trace Italienne, 1350-1500 / Kelly DeVries --
The French reluctance to adopt firearms technology in the early modern period / Frederic J. Baumgartner --
Gunpowder and the changing military order : the Islamic gunpowder empires, ca. 1450-ca. 1650 / Barton C. Hacker --
Behind the Turkish war machine : gunpowder technology and war industry in the Ottoman Empire, 1450-1700 / Gabor Agoston --
The Mary Rose : a tale of two centuries / Alexzandra Hildred --
Mathematics and empire : the military impulse and the scientific revolution / Lesley B. Cormack --
Harriot and Dee on exploration and mathematics : did scientific imagery make for new scientific practice? / Amir Alexander --
Charting the globe and tracking the heavens : navigation and the sciences in the early modern era / Michael S. Mahoney --
"The art and mystery of making gunpowder" : the English experience in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Brenda J. Buchanan --
Chemistry in the war machine : saltpeter production in eighteenth-century Sweden / Thomas Kaiserfeld --
Chemistry in the arsenal : state regulation and scientific methodology of gunpowder in eighteenth-century England and France / Seymour H. Mauskopf --
Eighteenth-century French fortification theory after Vauban : the case of Montalembert / Janis Langins --
Military "progress" and Newtonian science in the age of enlightenment / Brett D. Steele.
Series Title: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: Brett D. Steele and Tamera Dorland, editors.

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