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Science Goes to War: The Search for the Ultimate Weapon-From Greek Fire to Star Wars

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"It was a thing blameworthy, shameful and barbarous, worthy of severe punishment before God and Man, to wish to bring to perfection an art damageable to one's neighbor and destructive to the human race."
This anguished statement from the fifteenth-century Italian mathematician known as Tartaglia, who created the science of ballistics, might have come from any one of thousa
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Hardcover, 278 pages
Published April 11th 2002 by John Wiley & Sons (first published 2002)
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Adam
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I has this loaned to me by my father in law.

The book makes a good case that the civilizations that win wars and dominate international relations are the ones with the best and most advanced weapons, and that any great power must constantly invest in weapons development or be overtaken by other powers who do. It's a history of humanity in a nutshell: war, and conquest, and then more war.

The author hits home his thesis rather unnecessarily hard; it seemed like several times a chapter, he was rathe
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