War And Technology by Jeremy Black

War And Technology

byJeremy Black

Hardcover | August 20, 2013

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In this engaging book, Jeremy Black argues that technology neither acts as an independent variable nor operates without major limitations. This includes its capacity to obtain end results, as technology's impact is far from simple and its pathways are by no means clear. After considering such key conceptual points, Black discusses important technological advances in weaponry and power projection from sailing warships to aircraft carriers, muskets to tanks, balloons to unmanned drones-in each case, taking into account what difference these advances made. He addresses not only firepower but also power projection and technologies of logistics, command, and control. Examining military technologies in their historical context and the present centered on the Revolution in Military Affairs and Military Transformation, Black then forecasts possible future trends.

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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is author of more than 100 books including Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871 (IUP, 2011) and War and the Cultural Turn. Black received the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History in 2008.
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Title:War And TechnologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.11 inPublished:August 20, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253009847

ISBN - 13:9780253009845

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations

Introduction: The Key Themes
1. Early Modern Western Warships: Technologies of Power Projection and Lethality
2. Gunpowder Technology, 1490-1800
3. Firepower, Steamships, Railways, Telegraphs, Radio: Technologies of Killing, Logistics, Command, and Control, 1775-1945
4. The Internal Combustion Engine: The Technology of Decentralized Power, 1910-2013
5. A New Sphere: Air Power, 1903-2013
6. Revolution, Transformation, and the Present
7. Into the Future
Conclusions
Postscript

Notes
Selected Further Reading
Index

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"...[F]or those interested in diving into these realities behind military history, this book is thoughtful and valuable." -Library Journal