From the Stone Age to the present day, warfare, whether localized or worldwide, has been an ever-present reality. In this Encyclopedia of Weapons and Military Technology, we explore the developments, usages, advantages and disadvantages of science, technology, hardware and techniques, for land, sea and air forces, over more than two millennia.
Fully cross-referenced and comprehensively indexed, this encyclopedia provides a route by which the entire history of war can be traced:
* through entries on various weapons, components and weapon systems, from aircraft and amour to warships and zeppelins;
* through discussion of the technical aspects of significant battles and campaigns, from the defeat of the Armada to the confusion of the Vietnam War,
* through military historians, inventors and technically innovative commanders, from Alexander the Great through von Clausewitz to Marconi and the Wright brothers.
Up-to-date analyses of strategy, tactics and logistics are available for both the student of history and the general reader, complemented by fifty-four maps and numerous diagrams and illustrations.
For all those who wish to study the history of warfare and the complex interaction between technology and military development, this concise but comprehensive encyclopedia provides access to a vast range of important information.