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Information at sea : shipboard command and control in the U.S. Navy, from Mobile Bay to Okinawa

Author: Timothy S Wolters
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology.
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The brain of a modern warship is its combat information center (CIC). This book tells the stories of the naval and civilian personnel who developed an array of technologies for managing information  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wolters, Timothy S.
Information at sea
(DLC) 2012048479
(OCoLC)821067733
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy S Wolters
ISBN: 9781421410845 1421410842
OCLC Number: 857792522
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Flags, flares, and lights: a world before wireless --
Sparks and arcs: the Navy adopts radio --
War and peace: coordinating naval forces --
A most complex problem: demanding information --
Creating the brain of a warship: radar and the CIC --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology.
Responsibility: Timothy S. Wolters.

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This is an excellent and important book. The author, a U.S. Navy Reserve officer, is well qualified to point to the distinction between the visible side of sea power, as reflected in ships and in Read more...

 
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