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Title Instrumental in war : science, research, and instruments between knowledge and the world / edited by Steven A. Walton.

Publication Info. Boston : Brill, 2005.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 414 pages) : illustrations.
Series History of warfare, 1385-7827 ; v. 28
History of warfare ; v. 28. 1385-7827
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Scientific research and instrumentation are crucial for military action today but they have not always been so. This collection investigates 500 years of the relationship between warfare, research, and instruments - both physical and intellectual - to understand this interaction. With U.S., English and French examples, contributors provide examples from army and naval history to show how governments and individuals made warfare scientific, developing instruments, stations, and organizations that furthered the cause. Some developments directly aided war efforts; others were parts of 'normal science' in peacetime; and others were relatively ineffective in directly bringing about military change. These developmental histories shed light on the origins of modern scientific warfare.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Military research -- History.
Military art and science -- Technological innovations.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- History.
Military art and science -- Instruments.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Wapens (krijgskunde)
Militärische Forschung.
Technische Innovation.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1600-2000
Added Author Walton, Steven A.
Other Form: Print version: Instrumental in war. Boston : Brill, 2005 (DLC) 2004062920
ISBN 9781429452779 (electronic bk.)
1429452773 (electronic bk.)
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