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Lasers, death rays, and the long, strange quest for the ultimate weapon, Jeff Hecht

Label
Lasers, death rays, and the long, strange quest for the ultimate weapon
Title
Lasers, death rays, and the long, strange quest for the ultimate weapon
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Hecht
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The laser--a milestone invention of the mid-twentieth century--quickly captured the imagination of the Pentagon as the key to the ultimate weapon. Veteran science writer Jeff Hecht tells the inside story of the adventures and misadventures of scientists and military strategists as they exerted herculean though often futile efforts to adapt the laser for military uses. From the 1950s' sci-fi vision of the "death ray," through the Reagan administration's "Star Wars" missile defense system, to more promising developments today, Hecht provides an entertaining history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hecht, Jeff
Dewey number
623.4/46
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • UG486
  • UG486
LC item number
  • .H434 2019
  • .H43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laser weapons
  • Laser weapons
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Laser weapons
Label
Lasers, death rays, and the long, strange quest for the ultimate weapon, Jeff Hecht
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death rays: from thunder gods to mad scientists -- How the Pentagon almost invented the laser -- The incredible rocket-engine laser -- Space lasers on the high frontier -- The "Star Wars" wars -- The airborne laser gets off the ground -- Back to the battlefield against insurgents -- Laser weapons go solid-state -- The quest for the ultimate weapon
Control code
1080643082
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633884601
Lccn
2018035104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1080643082
Label
Lasers, death rays, and the long, strange quest for the ultimate weapon, Jeff Hecht
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death rays: from thunder gods to mad scientists -- How the Pentagon almost invented the laser -- The incredible rocket-engine laser -- Space lasers on the high frontier -- The "Star Wars" wars -- The airborne laser gets off the ground -- Back to the battlefield against insurgents -- Laser weapons go solid-state -- The quest for the ultimate weapon
Control code
1080643082
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633884601
Lccn
2018035104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1080643082

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