Science of Weapons, The

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Humans have used weapons to fight their enemies since the dawn of history. Today's military arsenal is filled with the most accurate and sophisticated tools yet. Read all about these high tech weapons and the science that went into their development.

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Overview

Humans have used weapons to fight their enemies since the dawn of history. Today's military arsenal is filled with the most accurate and sophisticated tools yet. Read all about these high tech weapons and the science that went into their development.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Sadly, warfare has been a fact of life since the dawn of human history. Over the ages enormous amounts of energy and money has been expended to create the most advanced weaponry possible. In The Science of Weapons Tougas tells the story of how science and technology have affected weapons development in the modern era. Throughout this illustrated work Tougas offers a series of examples of just how scientific development has changed the types of weapons soldiers around the globe are or will be using. For example, modern researchers have helped to build a series of unmanned armored vehicles that could replace tanks in future military planning. Likewise, improvements in optics, GPS, and energy efficiency have all impacted the weapons and equipment that soldiers use. In an era when technology advances in a way that is impossible to keep up with, there should be little doubt that the weapons put into the hands of future soldiers will be far different than what has been the norm. This book brings readers into the world of current research and weapons development in a way that will appeal to readers with any interest in military history. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756544614
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Science of War Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Tougas worked in journalism and public relations before writing children’s books. She is the author of Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration, which was among Booklist’s 2011 Top Ten Editors’ Choices. Shelley lives, writes, and reads in North Mankato, Minnesota.
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