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American military technology : the life story of a technology

Author: Barton C Hacker; Margaret Vining
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Greenwood technographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how military technology influenced interactions between American military institutions and other American institutions, and how the growth of engineering and science has reshaped military technology, organization, and practice from the Colonial era to the present day.
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barton C Hacker; Margaret Vining
ISBN: 0313333084 9780313333088
OCLC Number: 62342068
Description: xxiii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Before industrialization : through the early nineteenth century --
Transition to the industrial age : mid-nineteenth century --
The military-technological revolution : late nineteenth century --
The naval-technological revolution and the rise of navalism : late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries --
The catastrophe of industrial war : 1914-1918 --
From war to war, 1919-1941 --
The climax of mechanization : 1942-1945 --
Military research institutionalized : 1945-1951 --
Strategic technologies ascendant : 1952-1965 --
The impact of Vietnam : 1965-1980 --
A new era in warfare? : 1980-2000.
Series Title: Greenwood technographies.
Responsibility: Barton C. Hacker, with the assistance of Margaret Vining.
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