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Spy Tech: Digital Dangers
     

Spy Tech: Digital Dangers

by Susan K. Mitchell
 

You see an airplane streaking through the sky. Is it a normal airplane flying vacationers to the Caribbean? Or could it be a spy plane piloted by a robot taking pictures of you? As technology has advanced, so have the ways spies use that technology. From spy planes to lasers to a robot catfish, author Susan K. Mitchell explores the most amazing spy technology.

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You see an airplane streaking through the sky. Is it a normal airplane flying vacationers to the Caribbean? Or could it be a spy plane piloted by a robot taking pictures of you? As technology has advanced, so have the ways spies use that technology. From spy planes to lasers to a robot catfish, author Susan K. Mitchell explores the most amazing spy technology.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
We live in an age when technology is assuming a steadily more important role in people's lives. In this regard spies are not immune from the exponential growth rate in the technology field. In this volume of the illustrated series "The Secret World of Spies," readers are given a glimpse at the ways in which technology is both a useful tool and a dire threat to intelligence systems. In telling this digital story Susan K. Mitchell pays a particular attention to technological elements of espionage such as satellites, lasers, and robotics. As Mitchell notes, satellites have been a part of intelligence gathering since the launch of Sputnik in 1957. Subsequently, spying has often been dependent upon information gathered from space. Lasers also represent a modern technological breakthrough. Mitchell describes how lasers can be used as eavesdropping tools in ways that will surprise most readers. Finally, the science of robotics also plays a role in spying. Mitchell describes such unique efforts as that of the Japanese to create a robot hummingbird to assist in gathering information. It is these types of revealing vignettes that help make Spy Tech—Digital Dangers a book that will appeal to readers with any sort of interest in espionage and the men and women who work in that secretive field. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766037120
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Secret World of Spies Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.81(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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