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Crosby, Alfred W.
Title
Throwing fire : a history of projectile technology / Alfred W. Crosby.
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New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Phys. Descriptionxii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ContentsMachine generated contents note: Who, Why, and How -- 1. The Pliocene: Something New Is Afoot 7 --The First Acceleration: Hominids Become a Keystone -- Species and Their Own Worst Enemies 5 -- 2. The Pliocene and Pleistocene: "You Are What You Throw" 16 -- 3. The Pleistocene and Holocene: "Cooking the Earth" 40 -- 4. The Upper Paleolithic: "Humans and Other Catastrophes" 50 -- 5. From Weapon Craftsmanship to Weapon Technology 70 --The Second Acceleration: Gunpowder 93 -- 6. The Chinese Elixir 95 -- 7. Gunpowder as a Centripetal Force I07 -- 8. Brown Bess to Big Bertha I30 --The Third Acceleration: Into Extraterrestrial and -- Subatomic Space I47 -- 9. The V-z and the Bomb I49 -- io. The Longest Throws I73 --The Fourth Acceleration I9I.
SubjectProjectiles -- History.
Cover TiThrowing Fire Projectile Technology through history
ISBN0521791588
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