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Author Russell, Philip.

Title 100 Military Inventions that Changed the World [electronic resource].

Published : Constable & Robinson, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (325 p.)
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Dinner in a Tin (Canned Food)""; ""Sharpe�s Choice at Any Rate (The Bolt Action Rifle)""; ""Marathon Man on the Moon (Cushion-Soled Running Shoes)""; ""Kitty Litter Worth a Bomb (Dynamite)""; ""Not Just a Scottish Sword (The Claymore)""; ""Drinking Clean Water (Water Purification Tablets)""; ""Playing with Fire (Incendiary Bombs)""; ""One Hundred Million and Still Going Strong (Kalashnikov AK-47)""; ""The Surgical Miracle (Plastic Surgery)""; ""You�re in Trouble When the Nagging Stops � (Satellite Navigation)""
""DIY for Outer Space (Cordless Power Tools)""""Special Forces Flash-Bang (The Stun Grenade)""; ""A Nuclear Solution (The Atomic Bomb)""; ""Reaching Beyond (The Ballistic Missile)""; ""Bringing Out the Big Guns (The Battleship)""; ""Your Temperature in the Stars (The Ear Thermometer)""; ""Clearing the Fog of War (The Cannon)""; ""Slice of Apple, Anyone? (The Crossbow)""; ""Pomegranates and Other Fruit (The Hand Grenade)""; ""Popeye�s Favourite SUV (The Jeep)""; ""The Coming of the Jet Age (The Jet Engine)""; ""Celebrating with a Two-Fingered Salute (The Longbow)""
""The Shock of the Century (Satellites)""""We All Live In a � (The Submarine)""; ""Battleships for the Battlefield (The Tank)""; ""Talking on the Go (The Walkie Talkie)""; ""Putting the Frighteners on Goliath (The Trebuchet)""; ""The Gun That Won The West (The Winchester �73)""; ""Goodbye Mr Goodbar (The Microwave Oven)""; ""Harry Potter Syndrome (Scratch-Resistant Lenses)""; ""A Good Night�s Sleep (Memory Foam)""; ""The Story of Flight Goes Vertical (The Helicopter)""; ""A Cloud with a Silver Lining (Mustard Gas)""; ""In Praise of Stinging Nettles and Replacement Windows (Titanium)""
""How to Stop an Elephant Charging (Caltrop)""""Making the World Go Round (Wheel Spokes)""; ""Fix Bayonets! (Bayonet)""; ""Sailors in the Air (Aircraft Carrier)""; ""The Sarin Menace (Sarin)""; ""Welcome to RPG Avenue � (Rocket-Propelled Grenade)""; ""The Miracle Fibre (Kevlar)""; ""Seeing in the Dark (Night Vision)""; ""Icon of a Generation (M16 Rifle)""; ""The Top Secret Flying Carpet Fiasco (The Hovercraft)""; ""The Power of Apollo in Your Lap (The PC)""; ""Let�s Go Fly a Kite � (Kites)""; ""How to Swim Like a Fish (Aqua Lung)""; ""Dreams and Nightmares (Airships)""
""The Tin Fish (Torpedo)""""Fountains of Flame (Flame Thrower)""; ""Life-Saving Fungus (Penicillin)""; ""The Gunslinger�s Best Friend (Revolver)""; ""Mind Your Step (Land Mine)""; ""The Charms of Brown Bess (Flintlock)""; ""Bad News for Bullet Counters (Automatic Pistol)""; ""Skills That Are Out of This World (The Sword)""; ""A Present from Poland (Mine Detector)""; ""The GI�s Cadillac (M1 Garand Rifle)""; ""Army Fashion Classic (The Desert Boot)""; ""Don�t Shoot the Propeller! (Sychronization Gears)""; ""The Iron Man Suit (Powered Exoskeleton)""
""When to Leave the Car Keys at Home (The Armoured Car)""
Summary Nothing ensures the rapid development of new technology like the involvement of the military. From the trebuchet and the cannon to the tank and the ballistic missile, military research programmes have produced the most devastating weapons imaginable, but military masterminds are responsible for a number of surprises along the way as well. Radar, walkie-talkies and the jet engine are more obvious examples of military inventions that are now in everyday use around the world, but there are plenty of items with which all of us come into contact on a daily basis that have been developed from mi
Other author Ebook Library
Subject Inventions.
Military engineering.
Warfare and defence.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781472106704 11.65 (NL),17.48 (UA),11.65 (1U)