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The Resource The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world, by Sharon Weinberger

The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world, by Sharon Weinberger

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The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world
Title
The imagineers of war
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the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world
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by Sharon Weinberger
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Untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world
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eng
Summary
"Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, the agency's original mission was to create "the unimagined weapons of the future." Over the decades, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that extend well beyond military technology. Sharon Weinberger gives us a riveting account of DARPA's successes and failures, its remarkable innovations, and its wild-eyed schemes. We see how the threat of nuclear Armageddon sparked investment in computer networking, leading to the Internet, as well as to a proposal to power a missile-destroying particle beam by draining the Great Lakes. We learn how DARPA was responsible during the Vietnam War for both Agent Orange and the development of the world's first armed drones, and how after 9/11 the agency sparked a national controversy over surveillance with its data-mining research. And we see how DARPA's success with self-driving cars was followed by disappointing contributions to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars."--
Summary
Describes the history, successes and failures of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, including Agent Orange, computer networking, the Internet, the world’s first armed drones and self-driving cars
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10556589
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DLC
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Weinberger, Sharon
Dewey number
355/.040973
Index
no index present
LC call number
U394.A75
LC item number
W45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Military research
  • Military art and science
  • Science and state
  • National security
  • United States
  • Military art and science
  • Military readiness
  • Military research
  • National security
  • Science and state
  • United States
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adult
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the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world
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The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world, by Sharon Weinberger
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Prologue: Guns and money -- An agency for unimagined weapons -- Scientia potentia est -- Mad men -- Society for the correction of Soviet excesses -- Mad scientists -- Welcome to the jungle -- Ordinary genius -- Extraordinary genius -- Up in flames -- A worldwide laboratory -- Blame it on the sorcerers -- Monkey business -- Bury it -- The bunny, the witch, and the war room -- Servants of war -- Invisible war -- Top secret flying machines -- Synthetic war -- Vanilla world -- Fantasy world -- Return of Voldemort -- Epilogue: glorious failure, inglorious success
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ocn946610757
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1 volume.
Isbn
9780385351799
Lccn
2016017245
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)946610757
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The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world, by Sharon Weinberger
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Prologue: Guns and money -- An agency for unimagined weapons -- Scientia potentia est -- Mad men -- Society for the correction of Soviet excesses -- Mad scientists -- Welcome to the jungle -- Ordinary genius -- Extraordinary genius -- Up in flames -- A worldwide laboratory -- Blame it on the sorcerers -- Monkey business -- Bury it -- The bunny, the witch, and the war room -- Servants of war -- Invisible war -- Top secret flying machines -- Synthetic war -- Vanilla world -- Fantasy world -- Return of Voldemort -- Epilogue: glorious failure, inglorious success
Control code
ocn946610757
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385351799
Lccn
2016017245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946610757

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