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Rockets and missiles [electronic resource] : the life story of a technology / A. Bowdoin Van Riper.

By: Van Riper, A. Bowdoin.
Contributor(s): Thomson Gale (Firm).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Greenwood technographies: Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 176 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313062476 (e-book); 0313062471 (e-book); 9781429474559 (electronic bk.); 1429474556 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Rocketry -- History | Guided missiles -- History | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- MechanicalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rockets and missiles.DDC classification: 621.43/56 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Timeline -- Introduction -- The age of black powder, 1000-1900 -- The birth of modern rocketry, 1900-1942 -- Rockets in World War II, 1939-1945 -- Rockets for research, 1945-1960 -- Ballistic missiles and the Cold War, 1945-1990 -- Rockets to the moon, 1960-1975 -- Tactical missiles in the Cold War, 1950-1990 -- Spaceflight becomes routine, 1970-present -- MIssiles after the Cold War, 1990-present -- Conclusion : what next? -- Glossary.
Summary: "Beginning with the origins of rocketry in medieval and early modern Asia, the volume focuses on rocketry in late-20th-century Western Europe, Russia, and the United States, and also covers the spread of rocket technology in East Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere."--Thomson Gale description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-168) and index.

"Beginning with the origins of rocketry in medieval and early modern Asia, the volume focuses on rocketry in late-20th-century Western Europe, Russia, and the United States, and also covers the spread of rocket technology in East Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere."--Thomson Gale description.

Timeline -- Introduction -- The age of black powder, 1000-1900 -- The birth of modern rocketry, 1900-1942 -- Rockets in World War II, 1939-1945 -- Rockets for research, 1945-1960 -- Ballistic missiles and the Cold War, 1945-1990 -- Rockets to the moon, 1960-1975 -- Tactical missiles in the Cold War, 1950-1990 -- Spaceflight becomes routine, 1970-present -- MIssiles after the Cold War, 1990-present -- Conclusion : what next? -- Glossary.

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