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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...

  • Field Artillery And Fire Powerby J.B.A Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    This definitive overview of the development and use of artillery makes the complex artillery systems of today understandable, while at the same time showing how they have evolved and how they are likely to change in the future. The author, until recently chief of artillery for the British Army, is considered one of the world's foremost experts... more...

  • Firepower in Limited Warby Robert Scales

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    Examines how the United States can employ its massive, high-tech firepower in an effective manner when future conflicts are likely to be limited and of low intensity. 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...

  • 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...

  • Military Industry and Regional Defense Policyby Timothy D. Hoyt

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy re-examines military industrialization in the developing world, focusing on policy-making in producer states and the impact of security perceptions on such policy-making. Timothy D. Hoyt reassesses the role of regional state sub-systems in international relations, and recent historical studies of international... more...

  • Precision-guided Munitions and Human Suffering in Warby Dr James E Hickey; Mr Don Carrick; Professor James Connelly; Professor George Lucas; Professor Paul Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    James Hickey proceeds from the premise that throughout history, humans have demonstrated a proclivity for using violence against one another as a means to achieve an end, means enabled, in many respects, by the technologies available at the time. Advancing technology has often been a prime enabler of ever-increasing levels of violence and attendant... 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...

  • 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...