U.S. Army Natick Laboratories: The Science behind the Soldier (Images of America Series)

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The U.S. Army Natick Laboratories, dedicated in 1953 under the aegis of the Quartermaster Corps, was an important part of the revolution in military science brought to a head by the fevered pace of developments in military technology during World War II. The laboratory, now known as the Soldier Systems Center and including facilities run by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Coast Guard, focuses entirely on research associated with helping soldiers to be healthier and more effective. U.S. Army Natick Laboratories: The ...
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Overview


The U.S. Army Natick Laboratories, dedicated in 1953 under the aegis of the Quartermaster Corps, was an important part of the revolution in military science brought to a head by the fevered pace of developments in military technology during World War II. The laboratory, now known as the Soldier Systems Center and including facilities run by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Coast Guard, focuses entirely on research associated with helping soldiers to be healthier and more effective. U.S. Army Natick Laboratories: The Science behind the Soldier features nearly two hundred historic images depicting the projects and accomplishments of the laboratories, including the development of food irradiation, the freeze-drying technique, meals-ready-to-eat (MREs), body armor, new parachute technology, and clothing for every environment imaginable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738537290
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/23/2005
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 779,336
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author


Alan R. Earls is a Massachusetts-based business and technology journalist who grew up a few miles from the Natick facility. He has written two other Arcadia publications, Route 128 and the Birth of the Age of High Tech and Digital Equipment Corporation.
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