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Popular mechanics : the amazing weapons that never were robots, flying tanks & other machines of war

Author: Gregory Benford
Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of twentieth-century predictions--both those that have come to pass, and those that haven't--made by scientists and military experts in Popular mechanics magazine about the future of war technology.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Benford
ISBN: 9781588168627 158816862X
OCLC Number: 778416335
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 199 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Future wars with weapons of wonder --
The control of electric brains --
Airplanes will replace cavalry --
At home on land or water --
Television educates the home guard --
Atomic power for peace.
Other Titles: Amazing weapons that never were, robots, flying tanks & other machines of war
Responsibility: Gregory Benford and the editors of Popular Mechanics.

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Between 1910 and 1970, scientists and military experts made hundreds of predictions in "Popular Mechanics" about the future of warfare. Some of those prophecies were downright nuts, while others  Read more...

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