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  • Computational Ballistics IIIby C. A. Brebbia; A.A. Motta

    WIT Press 2007; US$ 198.00

    The study of computational ballistics is one of the most challenging scientific endeavours, not only because of the diversity of time and space scales involved in practically all problems, but due to its interdisciplinary character. Interest in ballistics has grown considerably recently as a result of the complexity of the political and military situation... more...

  • The Gunby C. J. Chivers

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00

    At a secret arms-design contest in Stalin?s Soviet Union, army technicians submitted a stubby rifle with a curved magazine. Dubbed the AK-47, it was selected as the Eastern Bloc?s standard arm. Scoffed at in the Pentagon as crude and unimpressive, it was in fact a breakthrough?a compact automatic that could be mastered by almost anyone, last decades... more...

  • Saltpeterby David Cressy

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 28.99 US$ 26.09

    The story of the science, the technology, the politics and the military applications of saltpeter - the vital but mysterious substance that governments from the Tudors to the Victorians regarded as an 'inestimable treasure'. more...

  • American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume IIIby George D. Moller

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    Like the first two volumes of American Military Shoulder Arms , this exhaustive reference work will be a must for serious arms collectors, dealers, and museum specialists. more...

  • Ballisticsby Donald E. Carlucci; Sidney S. Jacobson

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 189.95

    Providing new chapters, homework problems, case studies, figures, and examples, Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Second Edition encourages superior design and innovative applications in the field of ballistics. It examines the analytical and computational tools used to predict a weapon?s behavior in terms of pressure, stress,... more...

  • Governing Military Technologies in the 21st Centuryby Richard Michael O'Meara

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Governing Military Technologies in the 21st Century is one of the first books to tackle the big five technological threats all in one place: nanotech, robotics, cyberwar, human enhancement, and, non-lethal weapons, weaving a historical, legal, and sociopolitical fabric into a discussion of their development, deployment, and, potential regulation.... more...

  • Small Arms and Securityby Denise Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the emergence of new international norms to govern the spread of small arms, and the extent to which these norms have been established in the policies and practices of states, regions and international organizations. It also attempts to establish criteria for assessing norm emergence, and to assess the process of norm development... more...

  • Bullets and Bureaucrats: The Machine Gun and the United States Army, 1861-1916by David Armstrong; Jay Luvaas

    ABC-CLIO 1982; US$ 86.00

    ?This interesting account of the development of the machine gun takes the reader from the Gatling guns of the Civil War to the eve of WWI....This book provides an important look at the inability of military bureaucracy to rise above inertia and find a place for a demonstrably better weapon. It is highly recommended for all service schools and colleges... more...

  • Disasters Undergroundby Nick McCamley

    Pen and Sword 2003; US$ 13.99

    The rapid expansion of the RAF during the mid/late 1930s necessitated a massive storage requirement for high explosive bombs and other ordinance. Drawing on the experience of the Great War ammunition factories, the authorities set about identifying underground sites around Britain safe from the threat of air attack. Unfortunately in the haste of the... more...