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SCIENCE AND THE PACIFIC WAR

MACLEOD, Roy M.

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ISBN 10: 0792358511 / ISBN 13: 9780792358510
Editorial: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London, 2000
Usado Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Navy boards with gilt printing on spine. Some foxing and staining on endpapers and edges. Else book is in good condition. Dustwrapper has small amount of staining, else it is also in very good condition. *We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. N° de ref. de la librería MIL005

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Título: SCIENCE AND THE PACIFIC WAR

Editorial: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

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From the beginning of the war in the Pacific, Allied and Japanese forces were obliged to adapt familiar scientific practices to unfamiliar environments, to design new items of equipment (including amphibious vehicles and long-range radar), and to invent new ways of dealing with tropical diseases and parasitic pests. By 1945, the war confronted scientists with many ethical questions - concerning not only the use of the atomic bomb, but also the potential use of chemical and biological weapons, whose development was almost forgotten in the aftermath of Hiroshima. Looking beyond official histories, this book draws upon collective scholarship in several related fields in assessing some of the leading characteristics of the `scientific war' in the Pacific. Unusually, it explores aspects of the war and its impact not only in relation to America and Japan, but also in the experience of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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