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Rockets and missiles : the life story of a technology

Author: A Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher: Westport : Greenwood Press, 2004
Series: Greenwood technographies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beskriver generelt den teknologiske udvikling af raketter og missiler fra kinesernes første anvendelse af militære raketter omkring 1100-tallet til vore dage (2004).
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Bowdoin Van Riper
ISBN: 0313327955 9780313327957
OCLC Number: 475263388
Description: xvi, 176 s. : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements Timeline 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, 1945-1960 Space Travel Becomes Routine, 1970-present Missiles After the Cold War, 1990-present What Next? Glossary Further Reading
Series Title: Greenwood technographies

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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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