The Effect of Science on the Second World War

Author:   Guy Hartcup ,  Sir Bernard Lovell
Publisher:   Palgrave USA
Edition:   New edition
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9781403906434


Pages:   227
Publication Date:   15 April 2003
Format:   Paperback
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The latest advances in science were fully exploited in the Second World War. They included radar, sonar, improved radio, methods of reducing disease, primitive computers, the new science of operational research and, finally, the atomic bomb, necessarily developed like all wartime technology in a remarkably short time. Such progress would have been impossible without the co-operation of Allied scientists with the military. The Axis powers' failure to recognise this was a major factor in their defeat. This new edition contains a foreword by Sir Bernard Lovell, who played an important part in radar development during the Second World War.

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Author:   Guy Hartcup ,  Sir Bernard Lovell
Publisher:   Palgrave USA
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.20cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.317kg
ISBN:  

9781403906434


ISBN 10:   1403906432
Pages:   227
Publication Date:   15 April 2003
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Organisation of Science for War Radar: Defence and Offence Diverse Applications of Radio and Radar Acoustic and Underwater Warfare The Acquisition of Signals Intelligence Birth of a New Science: Operational Research The Transformation of Military Medicine Unacceptable Weapons: Gas and Bacteria Premature Weapons: The Rocket and the Jet The Ultimate Weapon: The Atomic Bomb Conclusion Sources Bibliography Index

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Hartcup's penetrating clarity of understanding is matched only by his ability to provide explanations which are easy to take in and, skillfully, he neither confuses nor patronizes the reader. He includes several areas often missed out. This is a most valuable book essential to any proper understanding of the conflict. --W.J.R Gardner, author of Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra <br> The author has gathered a great deal of information, which he presents in a lucid and readable manner...I am impressed by [his] knowledge and ability to carry his reader with him. Anybody interested in the wartime development of these topics will acquire a great deal of information in a painless manner...This book is an excellent description of science at war... -- Hermann Bondi, The Times Higher Education Supplement <br>


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GUY HARTCUP served in the Far East during the Second World War. After taking a history degree at Cambridge, he worked as an official historian in the Air Ministry, as an English Editor in UNO, and then as Historian in the Treasury. He is the author of numerous books on military science. - SIR BERNARD LOVELL is founder of the Jodrell Bank radio telescope and played an important part in radar development during the Second World War.

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