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Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon

Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon( )
Author: Hecht, Jeff
ISBN:978-1-63388-460-1
Publication Date:Jan 2019
Publisher:Prometheus Books, Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

The laser--a milestone invention of the mid-twentieth century--quickly captured the imagination of the Pentagon as the key to the ultimate weapon. Veteran science writer Jeff Hecht tells the inside story of the adventures and misadventures of scientists and military strategists as they exerted Herculean though often futile efforts to adapt the laser for military uses. From the 1950s' sci-fi vision of the "death ray," through the Reagan administration's "Star Wars" missile defense...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / Weapons
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.279 x 9.243 x 1.17 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds



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