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The science of war : Canadian scientists and Allied military technology during the Second World War

Author: Donald Avery
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Second World War, with its emphasis on innovative weapons and defence technology, brought about massive changes in the role of scientists in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. This book explains how and why Canada was able to play in the big leagues of military technology, particularly in the development of radar, RDX explosives, proximity fuses, chemical and biological warfare, and the atomic bomb.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Kaṇada
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Avery
ISBN: 0802059961 9780802059963
OCLC Number: 38885226
Description: xv, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Canada's Defence Scientists: Organizing for War, 1938-1940 --
2. Building the Defence Science Alliance, 1940-1943 --
3. Radar Research and Allied Cooperation, 1940-1945 --
4. Weapons Systems: Proximity Fuses and RDX --
5. Chemical Warfare Planning, 1939-1945 --
6. Canadian Biological and Toxin Warfare Research: Development and Planning, 1939-1945 --
7. Atomic Research: The Montreal Laboratory, 1942-1946 --
8. Secrets, Security, and Spies, 1939-1945 --
9. Scientists, National Security, and the Cold War --
Appendix 1. Major Military, Political, and Scientific Events --
Appendix 2. Brief Biographical Sketches.
Responsibility: Donald H. Avery.

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The Science of War provides both a cross-disciplinary overview of the scientific and military activity during the Second World War in several countries and a fascinating analysis of what the author  Read more...

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