The Science of War: Canadian Scientists and Allied Military Technology during the Second World War / Edition 1

The Science of War: Canadian Scientists and Allied Military Technology during the Second World War / Edition 1

by Donald H. Avery
     
 

The Science of War provides both a cross-disciplinary overview of the scientific and military activity during the Second World War in several countries and a fascinating analysis of what the author calls 'Big Science' in Canada.

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The Science of War provides both a cross-disciplinary overview of the scientific and military activity during the Second World War in several countries and a fascinating analysis of what the author calls 'Big Science' in Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802059963
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
10/31/1998
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction3
1Canada's Defence Scientists: Organizing for War, 1938-194014
2Building the Defence Science Alliance, 1940-194341
3Radar Research and Allied Cooperation, 1940-194568
4Weapons Systems: Proximity Fuses and RDX96
5Chemical Warfare Planning, 1939-1945122
6Canadian Biological and Toxin Warfare Research: Development and Planning, 1939-1945151
7Atomic Research: The Montreal Laboratory, 1942-1946176
8Secrets, Security, and Spies, 1939-1945203
9Scientists, National Security, and the Cold War228
Conclusion256
Appendix 1Major Military, Political, and Scientific Events267
Appendix 2Brief Biographical Sketches272
Notes281
Bibliography367
Illustration Credits387
Index389

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