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

The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world, 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
Title remainder
the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Weinberger
Title variation
  • Untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world
  • Imagineers of war
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years. 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 the military. 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. Weinberger has interviewed more than one hundred former Pentagon officials and scientists involved in DARPA's projects--many of whom have never spoken publicly about their work with the agency--and pored over countless declassified records from archives around the country, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, and exclusive materials provided by sources. The Imagineers of War is a compelling and groundbreaking history in which science, technology, and politics collide."--Jacket
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DLC
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Weinberger, Sharon
Dewey number
355/.040973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U394.A75
LC item number
W45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Military research
  • United States
  • Military art and science
  • Science and state
  • National security
  • United States
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The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world, Sharon Weinberger
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-451) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Guns and money -- Part I: An agency for unimagined weapons. Scientia potentia est ; Mad men ; Mad scientists ; Society for the correction of Soviet excesses ; 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 --Part II: 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 475 pages
Isbn
9780385351799
Lccn
2016017245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946610757
Label
The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world, Sharon Weinberger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Guns and money -- Part I: An agency for unimagined weapons. Scientia potentia est ; Mad men ; Mad scientists ; Society for the correction of Soviet excesses ; 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 --Part II: 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 475 pages
Isbn
9780385351799
Lccn
2016017245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946610757

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