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The science of war [electronic resource] : Canadian scientists and allied military technology during the Second World War / Donald H. Avery.

By: Avery, Donald, 1938-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (xv, 406 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., ports.ISBN: 9781442682313 (electronic bk.); 1442682310 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Science -- Canada | World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada -- Technology | Military research -- Canada -- History | Military weapons -- Research -- Canada | World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada | World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada | Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Sciences -- Canada | Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Technologie | Recherche militaire -- Canada -- Histoire | Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Canada | Armes de guerre -- Canada -- Histoire | Militaire technologie | Wetenschapsbeoefenaars | Tweede Wereldoorlog | Milit�artechnik | Naturwissenschaftler | Weltkrieg (1939-1945) | Kanada | HISTORY / Military / World War IIGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Science of war.DDC classification: 940.54/8 Other classification: 89.81 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Canada's Defence Scientists: Organizing for War, 1938-1940 -- Building the Defence Science Alliance, 1940-1943 -- Radar Research and Allied Cooperation, 1940-1945 -- Weapons Systems: Proximity Fuses and RDX -- Chemical Warfare Planning, 1939-1945 -- Canadian Biological and Toxin Warfare Research: Development and Planning, 1939-1945 -- Atomic Research: The Montreal Laboratory, 1942-1946 -- Secrets, Security, and Spies, 1939-1945 -- Scientists, National Security, and the Cold War -- Major Military, Political, and Scientific Events -- Brief Biographical Sketches.
Review: "The Second World War, with its emphasis on innovative weapons and defence technology, brought about massive changes in the role of scientists in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. This book explains how and why Canada was able to play in the big leagues of military technology, particularly in the development of radar, RDX explosives, proximity fuses, chemical and biological warfare, and the atomic bomb. It also investigates the evolution of the Canadian national security state, which attempted to protect defence secrets both from the Axis powers and from Canada's wartime ally, the Soviet Union."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The Second World War, with its emphasis on innovative weapons and defence technology, brought about massive changes in the role of scientists in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. This book explains how and why Canada was able to play in the big leagues of military technology, particularly in the development of radar, RDX explosives, proximity fuses, chemical and biological warfare, and the atomic bomb. It also investigates the evolution of the Canadian national security state, which attempted to protect defence secrets both from the Axis powers and from Canada's wartime ally, the Soviet Union."--Jacket.

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1. Canada's Defence Scientists: Organizing for War, 1938-1940 -- 2. Building the Defence Science Alliance, 1940-1943 -- 3. Radar Research and Allied Cooperation, 1940-1945 -- 4. Weapons Systems: Proximity Fuses and RDX -- 5. Chemical Warfare Planning, 1939-1945 -- 6. Canadian Biological and Toxin Warfare Research: Development and Planning, 1939-1945 -- 7. Atomic Research: The Montreal Laboratory, 1942-1946 -- 8. Secrets, Security, and Spies, 1939-1945 -- 9. Scientists, National Security, and the Cold War -- Appendix 1. Major Military, Political, and Scientific Events -- Appendix 2. Brief Biographical Sketches.

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