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Published: 03 October 2016

152 Pages | 10

4-3/8 x 6-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780190605384

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War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction

Alex Roland

Very Short Introductions

  • A compact history of 300,000 years of military technology
  • Shows that technology is the primary driver of changes in warfare, and that military needs constantly generate technological innovation
  • Reveals the modern trend toward dual-use technologies, such as airplanes, radio, rockets, and computers, which have both military and civilian applications
  • Explains why technology has always favored victory in warfare but has never guaranteed it