Rockets and Missiles: The Life Story of a Technology, 1st Edition

  • A. Bowdoin Van Riper
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  • ISBN-10: 0313062471
  • ISBN-13: 9780313062476
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Beginning with the origins of rocketry in medieval and early modern Asia, the volume focuses on rocketry in late-20th-century Western Europe, Russia, and the United States, and also covers the spread of rocket technology in East Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Greenwood Technographies.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Introduction.
2: The Age of Black Powder, 1000–1900.
3: The Birth of Modern Rocketry, 1900–1942.
4: Rockets in World War II, 1939–1945.
5: Rockets for Research, 1945–1960.
6: Ballistic Missiles and the Cold War, 1945–1990.
7: Rockets to the Moon, 1960–1975.
8: Tactical Missiles in the Cold War, 1950–1990.
9: Spaceflight Becomes Routine, 1970–Present.
10: Missiles after the Cold War, 1990–Present.
11: Conclusion: What Next?.
Further Reading.
About the Author.