A forefront cybersecurity journalist presents the story of the complex computer virus responsible for destroying Iran's nuclear centrifuges in January 2010, offering insight into how digital weapons are changing the face of warfare. 40,000 first printing.
The author of Fast Food Nation presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and what the author perceives as America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event. Reprint. A best-selling NYT Notable Book of 2013. 200,000 first printing.
Documents the lesser-known origin story of the Predator drone, describing the unusual individuals who shaped its innovation, the considerable resistance that hampered its development and the ways in which it has transformed modern warfare. By the author of The Dream Machine.
"The reader travels through World War II and the Cold War as submarines and torpedoes enter the nuclear age. Filled with diagrams and illustrations the narration carries the reader into the attack center as "battle stations torpedo!" resounds through a submarine's compartments"
An award-winning historian describes how the science behind Britain's nuclear arms advances at the beginning of World War II was given to America because Winston Churchill didn't fully believe in the physicists' research or the implications of such powerful weaponry.
Tracing the history of weaponry from the earliest stone axes of prehistoric warfare to the high-tech world of modern-day military operations, an illustrated, comprehensive study combines close-up photographs, informative captions, and detailed descriptions to chronicle the evolution of military armaments.
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