Technology and War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present

3.89 avg rating
( 74 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780029331514: Technology and War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present

In this impressive work, van Creveld considers man's use of technology over the past 4,000 years and its impact on military organization, weaponary, logistics, intelligence, communications, transportation, and command. This revised paperback edition has been updated to include an account of the range of technology in the recent Gulf War. 12 photographs.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

In tracing the history of technology in the service of war from early times to the present, van Creveld organizes this major study by epochs: the Age of Tools, the Age of Machines, the Age of Systems and the Age of Automation. Chapters within each section explore the impact of technology on particular aspects of warfaresieges, mobilization, military professionalism, command of the air, naval warfareto cite but five of 20 categories. Major military inventions from chariots to ballistic missiles, and their integration with other arms, are discussed in chronological order, along with "civilian" inventions adapted to the military realm, such as the timepiece, the telegraph, the railway. Van Creveld ( Command in War ) goes beyond the hardware to examine how technology has affected strategy and tactics, intelligence, logistics, communications and command. With laudable clarity, he explains the application of nuclear energy and computer technology to the military, as well as the latest developments in electronic warfare and their possible deployment on future battlefields.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Martin L. Van Creveld
Published by Free Pr (1989)
ISBN 10: 002933151X ISBN 13: 9780029331514
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX002933151X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Martin L. Van Creveld
ISBN 10: 002933151X ISBN 13: 9780029331514
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800293315141.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Martin L. Van Creveld
Published by Free Pr (1989)
ISBN 10: 002933151X ISBN 13: 9780029331514
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 002933151X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Martin L. Van Creveld
Published by Free Pr (1989)
ISBN 10: 002933151X ISBN 13: 9780029331514
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11002933151X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds