Encyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 331 pages
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From the Abrams M1 tank to the zeppelin, this essential reference details the invention and evolution of nearly 600 of the most important advances in military technology from prehistory to the present. International in scope, it covers weapons, ammunition, defenses, land vehicles, aircraft, ships, detection, stealth, gear, supplies, weapons of mass destruction, and much more. Whether researching such cutting-edge technologies as the B-2 Stealth Bomber, Patriot Missile, and the Roborat project or such historical topics as forts, Molotov cocktails, or the U-2, Encyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation is a must-have reference. Warfare and national defense have provided a strong stimulus for technological advances throughout history. This reference provides students and researchers from high school through college, scholars, and the general public essential information, historical perspective, and scientific context to understand better the development, capabilities, and uses of major military technologies. Fifty illustrations, helpful cross-references, a bibliography, and an index help users navigate this reference and supplement their research.
  

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Contents

Guide to Related Topics
xvii
Preface
xxix
The Encyclopedia
xxxiii
Chronology of Crucial Advances in Military Technology
295
Bibliography
297
Index
313
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STEPHEN BULL is the author of a dozen military history books, including Trench Warfare: Battle Tactics (Brassey's 2002), 20th Century Arms and Armament (Facts On File, 1996), and An Historical Guide to Arms and Armor (Facts On File, 1991). He is currently Curator of Military History and Archaelogy at the Museum of Lancashire, England, and previously worked at the National Army Museum (London).

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