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The Resource Rockets and ray guns : the sci-fi science of the Cold War, Andrew May, (electronic book)

Rockets and ray guns : the sci-fi science of the Cold War, Andrew May, (electronic book)

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Rockets and ray guns : the sci-fi science of the Cold War
Title
Rockets and ray guns
Title remainder
the sci-fi science of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Andrew May
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cold War saw scientists in East and West racing to create amazing new technologies, the like of which the world had never seen. Yet not everyone was taken by surprise. From super-powerful atomic weapons to rockets and space travel, readers of science fiction (SF) had seen it all before. Sometimes reality lived up to the SF vision, at other times it didn’t. The hydrogen bomb was as terrifyingly destructive as anything in fiction, while real-world lasers didn't come close to the promise of the classic SF ray gun. Nevertheless, when the scientific Cold War culminated in the Strategic Defence Initiative of the 1980s, it was so science-fictional in its aspirations that the media dubbed it zStar Warsy. This entertaining account, offering a plethora of little known facts and insights from previously classified military projects, shows how the real-world science of the Cold War followed in the footsteps of SF – and how the two together changed our perception of both science and scientists, and paved the way to the world we live in today
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May, Andrew
Dewey number
809.3/8762
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3433.6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Science and fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Military art and science
  • Science
  • Cold War
Label
Rockets and ray guns : the sci-fi science of the Cold War, Andrew May, (electronic book)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Super-Bomb -- Journey into Space -- Electronic Brains -- Star Wars -- Mind Games -- Weird Science -- Future Shock
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319898308
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-89830-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1038067807
  • (OCoLC)1038067807
Label
Rockets and ray guns : the sci-fi science of the Cold War, Andrew May, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Super-Bomb -- Journey into Space -- Electronic Brains -- Star Wars -- Mind Games -- Weird Science -- Future Shock
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319898308
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-89830-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1038067807
  • (OCoLC)1038067807

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