Technology and War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present

Technology and War From B C to the Present In this impressive work van Creveld considers man s use of technology over the past years and its impact on military organization weaponary logistics intelligence communications transporta
  • Title: Technology and War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present
  • Author: Martin van Creveld
  • ISBN: 9780029331538
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Technology and War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present
    In this impressive work, van Creveld considers man s use of technology over the past 4,000 years and its impact on military organization, weaponary, logistics, intelligence, communications, transportation, and command This revised paperback edition has been updated to include an account of the range of technology in the recent Gulf War 12 photographs.
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    About " Martin van Creveld "

  • Martin van Creveld

    Martin Levi van Creveld born 5 March 1946 is an Israeli military historian and theorist.Van Creveld was born in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, and has lived in Israel since shortly after his birth He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has been on the faculty since 1971 He is the author of seventeen books on military history and strategy, of which Command in War 1985 , Supplying War Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton 1977, 2nd edition 2004 , The Transformation of War 1991 , The Sword and the Olive 1998 and The Rise and Decline of the State 1999 are among the best known Van Creveld has lectured or taught at many strategic institutes in the Western world, including the U.S Naval War College.

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  • To read the signs, our age also displays these symptoms Partly because of the nuclear threat, partly because of the modern fascination with advanced technology per se, and partly for deeply rooted socio ideological reasons, weapons are being turned into toys and convention war into an elaborate, but fundamentally pointless, game While games can be nice while they last, in our age too there is a real danger that they will be upset by barbarians who, refusing to abide by the rules, pick up the pla [...]


  • I am giving this book three stars only because I felt as if the author was writing to highly educated reader You can tell this author has a PhD because he was constantly using words that I had no idea what they meant, let alone heard of Plus his constant use of Latin and foreign quotes and phrases.To the content of the book, I thought it was a simple summary of almost four thousand years of technology in warfare It was well researched and put together.If you have a few days to kill and get past [...]


  • It was alright I found some points interesting, but overall it wasn t really my cup of tea.This book is for people who really enjoy history and the integration of technological advances into military history Van Creveld s analysis is very spot on, and it does provide some thought provoking arguments to the way war is addressed nowadays.


  • i m reading this book for work, and in addition to the fact that it has been extremely helpful in my research, i also find it to be well written and quite interesting.



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