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Rockets and missiles : the life story of a technology

Author: A Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
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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: 9780801887925 0801887925
OCLC Number: 316419846
Description: xiv, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsTimeline1. Introduction2. The Age of Black Powder, 1000-19003. The Birth of Modern Rocketry, 1900-19424. Rockets in World War II, 1939-19455. Rockets for Research, 1945-19606. Ballistic Missiles and the Cold War, 1945-19907. Rockets to the Moon, 1960-19758. Tactical Missiles in the Cold War, 1950-19909. Spaceflight Becomes Routine, 1970-Present10. Missiles after the Cold War, 1990-Present11. Conclusion: What Next?GlossaryFurther ReadingIndex
Other Titles: Rockets & missiles
Responsibility: A. Bowdoin Van Riper.


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