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Rockets and missiles : the life story of a technology

Author: A Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Greenwood technographies.
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Beginning with World War II, missiles transformed the art of war. For the first time, cities of warring nations were vulnerable to sudden, unannounced, long-distance destruction. At the same time, rockets made possible one of the great triumphs of the modern age--the exploration of space. Rockets and Missiles traces the history of the technology that led to both the great fear of global warfare, and the great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Riper, A. Bowdoin.
Rockets and missiles.
Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004
(OCoLC)610043866
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Bowdoin Van Riper
ISBN: 0313327955 9780313327957
OCLC Number: 55518389
Description: xvi, 176 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The age of black powder, 1000-1900 --
The birth of modern rocketry, 1900-1942 --
Rockets in World War II, 1939-1945 --
Rockets for research, 1945-1960 --
Ballistic missiles and the Cold War, 1945-1990 --
Rockets to the moon, 1960-1975 --
Tactical missiles in the Cold war, 1950-1990 --
Spaceflight becomes routine, 1970-present --
Missiles after the Cold War, 1990-present --
Conclusion : what next?
Series Title: Greenwood technographies.
Responsibility: A. Bowdoin Van Riper.
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This volume focuses on rocketry in late-20th century Western Europe, Russia, and the U.S. and covers the spread of rocket technology in East Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere.  Read more...

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