Weapons Grade: How Modern Warfare Gave Birth to Our High-Tech World


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David Hambling tells the fascinating story of human ingenuity and the complex world it has created--a world at once safer and yet more perilous than ever. Throughout history, war and the threat of war have driven innovation and accelerated the uptake of new technology--from the nomadic warriors who introduced the stirrup and the kebab to the world, to the British Navy's funding of Marconi's newfangled radio. Since 1945 the relationship between military needs and modern business has grown ever closer, especially in the ...

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