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The Technology of World War I explores the dramatic developments in military technology during World War I. It shows how the Industrial Revolution changed the tools of war, from the production of high-grade iron and steel for warships to the lethal products created by the chemical industry. This book also examines how the superiority of defensive weapons led to the lack of movement and resulting stalemate on the front lines during World War I. It looks at the horrors of trench warfare and considers how the combination of larger armies and improved weaponry was to lead to unprecedented numbers of casualties. Finally, it discusses the far-reaching effects of the war's technological advances in medicine, transportation, and communications and looks at the cost of the war-- in financial and human terms-- to the countries involved.
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Stewart Ross taught at all levels in Britain, the USA, the Middle East, and Sri Lanka before becoming a full-time writer. He has published novels for adults and works of fiction for children, as well as over 200 non-fiction books. His books have been translated into around 20 languages. Stewart visits schools, colleges, and universities in Britain, France, and elsewhere to talk about writing and pass on his passion for words.From Booklist:
Reviewed with Stewart Ross' Leaders of World War I.
Gr. 4-8. From the World Wars series, these volumes present aspects of the war in thematic chapters with an illustration on most pages and short, informative sidebars on many. Leaders profiles emperors, elected leaders, politicians, generals, and commanders who played important roles in the conflict. Ross has a great many figures to cover, and he does so in a straightforward, informative manner. In Technology, Ross makes a persuasive case that World War I was a pivotal point in the history of warfare, as old ways of thinking proved useless in dealing with new weaponry, such as poison gas, torpedoes, and airplanes. The many excellent period photographs are in black and white; maps, diagrams, and reproductions of paintings and posters are color-filled depictions of the people, places, and machinery of the times. The Technology volume lists useful Internet sites; both books have a chronology, a glossary, sources and recommended readings, and a list of places to visit in the U.S. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Raintree, 2003. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110739854828
Book Description Raintree, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0739854828