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The heirs of Archimedes [electronic resource] : science and the art of war through the Age of Enlightenment / Brett D. Steele and Tamera Dorland, editors.

Contributor(s): Steele, Brett D | Dorland, Tamera.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology: Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (vi, 397 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780262284226 (electronic bk.); 0262284227 (electronic bk.); 142373002X (electronic bk.); 9781423730026 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Military art and science -- Europe -- History | Science -- History | Technology -- History | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Heirs of Archimedes.DDC classification: 623/.094 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Facing the new technology : gunpowder defenses in military architecture before the trace Italienne, 1350-1500 / Kelly DeVries -- The French reluctance to adopt firearms technology in the early modern period / Frederic J. Baumgartner -- Gunpowder and the changing military order : the Islamic gunpowder empires, ca. 1450-ca. 1650 / Barton C. Hacker -- Behind the Turkish war machine : gunpowder technology and war industry in the Ottoman Empire, 1450-1700 / Gabor Agoston -- The Mary Rose : a tale of two centuries / Alexzandra Hildred -- Mathematics and empire : the military impulse and the scientific revolution / Lesley B. Cormack -- Harriot and Dee on exploration and mathematics : did scientific imagery make for new scientific practice? / Amir Alexander -- Charting the globe and tracking the heavens : navigation and the sciences in the early modern era / Michael S. Mahoney -- "The art and mystery of making gunpowder" : the English experience in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Brenda J. Buchanan -- Chemistry in the war machine : saltpeter production in eighteenth-century Sweden / Thomas Kaiserfeld -- Chemistry in the arsenal : state regulation and scientific methodology of gunpowder in eighteenth-century England and France / Seymour H. Mauskopf -- Eighteenth-century French fortification theory after Vauban : the case of Montalembert / Janis Langins -- Military "progress" and Newtonian science in the age of enlightenment / Brett D. Steele.
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Facing the new technology : gunpowder defenses in military architecture before the trace Italienne, 1350-1500 / Kelly DeVries -- The French reluctance to adopt firearms technology in the early modern period / Frederic J. Baumgartner -- Gunpowder and the changing military order : the Islamic gunpowder empires, ca. 1450-ca. 1650 / Barton C. Hacker -- Behind the Turkish war machine : gunpowder technology and war industry in the Ottoman Empire, 1450-1700 / Gabor Agoston -- The Mary Rose : a tale of two centuries / Alexzandra Hildred -- Mathematics and empire : the military impulse and the scientific revolution / Lesley B. Cormack -- Harriot and Dee on exploration and mathematics : did scientific imagery make for new scientific practice? / Amir Alexander -- Charting the globe and tracking the heavens : navigation and the sciences in the early modern era / Michael S. Mahoney -- "The art and mystery of making gunpowder" : the English experience in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Brenda J. Buchanan -- Chemistry in the war machine : saltpeter production in eighteenth-century Sweden / Thomas Kaiserfeld -- Chemistry in the arsenal : state regulation and scientific methodology of gunpowder in eighteenth-century England and France / Seymour H. Mauskopf -- Eighteenth-century French fortification theory after Vauban : the case of Montalembert / Janis Langins -- Military "progress" and Newtonian science in the age of enlightenment / Brett D. Steele.

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