The World Wars: The Technology Of World War II

The World Wars: The Technology Of World War II

by SeanSheehan (Author)

Synopsis

World War II began with an impressive display of technological power as German Panzer divisions swept across Europe. By the time it ended in 1946, the invention of completely new technologies such as radar and the atomic bomb had changed the face of international warfare forever. This book covers the major technological breakthroughs and the new and adapted technology used throughout the Second World War, from the improvements to existing technology such as the tank and fighter planes to the invention of new technologies such as the doodlebug and enigma machine. It examines the impact of scientific progress on the course and outcome of the war, and shows how new technologies resulted in destruction on an unprecedented scale. This book is a clear, well-written, authoritative text packed with useful information, fascinating, thought-provoking photographs, paintings, posters, cartoons and maps. It has a wealth of panels that give biographical details of the major personalities, statistical information, eye-witness accounts and poetic responses to the war. The book ends with a comprehensive date list, glossary and a list of further resources.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Wayland
Published: 12 Dec 2002

ISBN 10: 0750240199
ISBN 13: 9780750240192
Children’s book age: 12+ Years

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'these books strike a nice balance between meaty , informative text and visual source material... A valuable addition to school projects' -- The School Librarian This series is first class in content and presentation. -- SLA v. 49 no.3
Author Bio
Sean Sheehan has taught English and history. He is now a full-time author and has written many books for children about World War II.