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Rockets and missiles : the life story of a technology

Author: A Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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It covers the full history of rocket technology-including how rockets improved in performance, reliability, and versatility and how they affected everyday life.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Bowdoin Van Riper
ISBN: 0801887925 9780801887925
OCLC Number: 153582575
Description: xiv, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Timeline --
1. Introduction --
2. The age of black powder, 1000-1900 --
3. The birth of modern rocketry, 1900-1942 --
4. Rockets in World War II, 1939-1945 --
5. Rockets for research, 1945-1960 --
6. Ballistic missiles and the Cold War, 1945-199 --
7. Rockets to the moon, 1960-1975 --
8. Tactical missiles in the Cold war, 1950-1990 --
9. Spaceflight becomes a routine, 1970-present --
10. MIssiles after the Cold War, 1990-present --
11. Conclusion : what next?
Other Titles: Rockets & missiles
Responsibility: A. Bowdoin Van Riper.

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This volume provides a concise, clear history of rockets and missiles from ancient times to the present... Van Riper does an exemplary job in lifting out the critical points from a mass of Read more...

 
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