War and Technology

War and Technology

"Warfare and technology predate human history. The dynamic relationship between them is timeless, echoing through human history in patterns that link the bow and arrow with the IED (improvised explosive device), the walls of Jericho with reconnaissance satellites. This book traces those patterns, from the Scheoningen spears to cyberwarfare."--Provided by publisher.


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Publisher Oxford University Press
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ISBN 0190605383
Pages 152 pages
War and Technology
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Alex Roland
Categories: Military art and science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Warfare and technology predate human history. The dynamic relationship between them is timeless, echoing through human history in patterns that link the bow an
War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Alex Roland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The war instinct is part of human nature, but the means to fight war depend on technology. Alex Roland traces the co-evolution of technology and warfare from th
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Julian Baggini
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Atheism is often considered to be a negative or pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religi
Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Frank Ledwidge
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Aerial warfare has dominated war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. In this Very
Power to the People
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Never have so many possessed the means to be so lethal. The diffusion of modern technology (robotics, cyber weapons, 3-D printing, autonomous systems, and artif
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Richard English
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Warfare is one of the most dangerous threat faced by modern humanity. It is also one of the key influences that has shaped the politics, economics, and culture
Polygamy: a Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Sarah M. S. Pearsall
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"This VSI offers a broad global and temporal history of polygamy and its importance in a range of settings. Polygamy, or plural marriage, has been an accepted f
Elizabeth Bishop: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Jonathan F. S. Post
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring Elizabeth Bishop has been described as the 'best-loved' poet in English of the second half of the twentiet
Poverty: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Philip N. Jefferson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-31 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

No one wants to live in poverty. Few people would want others to do so. Yet, millions of people worldwide live in poverty. According to the World Bank, over 700
Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Jon Balserak
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this Very Short Introduction, Jon Balserak explores major ideas associated with the Calvinist system of thought. Beginning during the Protestant Reformation