Space Warfare and Defense: A Historical Encyclopedia and Research Guide (Hardback)Bert Chapman (author)
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This timely resource provides a history of the development of space weapons and warfare strategies and a comprehensive reference guide to the growing literature on the subject.
* Over 375 alphabetically organized entries covering all aspects of military space initiatives, such as New World Vistas, the Air Force Counterspace Operations Doctrine, Project Corona, the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, space-based infrared systems, and much more
* An exhaustive reference guide to current and historical literature on U.S., Russian, Chinese, and European military space policy and programs-an unprecedented resource for further study
* A detailed chronology of key events in the military development of space, from Eisenhower's approval of the "U.S. Policy on Outer Space" to China's recent launch of a military photoreconnaissance satellite
* A full glossary of terms and acronyms essential to the understanding of military space policies and technologies
Number of pages: 403
Weight: 1048 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm
"Highly recommended." - Choice
"Those who read this encyclopedia will be left in no doubt that its subject matter, though technical in nature, has an importance which goes far beyond its more obviously military aspects, for as the author rightly points out, banks and stock markets, and thus the world economy itself, could be crippled by interference with satellites. It would therefore be a useful addition, not only to libraries with military or technical interests, but also to those concerned with international affairs in general." - Reference Reviews
"Asst. Prof. Bert Chapman, a government information librarian at Purdue University, deserves commendation for authoring this impressive work, which fills a gap in space-warfare scholarship. This significant and comprehensive treatise provides layman and expert alike a voluminous amount of data, both historical and contemporary, on space weapons and their development. ... The book will serve as a valuable primary resource for researchers, space enthusiasts, policy makers, employees of space agencies, officers either currently on staff with space commands or NASA or awaiting assignment, and individuals seeking information about the relationship of space to national security." - Air & Space Power Journal
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