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Back edition has been updated to include an account of the range of technology in the recent Gulf War 12 photograp I am giving this book three stars only because I felt as if the author was writing to highly educated reader You can tell this author has a PhD because he was constantly using words that I had no idea what they meant let alone heard of Plus his constant use of Latin and foreign uotes and phrasesTo the content of the book I thought it was a simple summary of almost four thousand years of technology in warfare It was well researched and put togetherIf you have a few days to kill and get past the confusing vernacular its a good read I only picked it up because I saw it laying around and the title looked interesting The Rebellion edition has been updated to include an account of the range of technology in the recent Gulf War 12 photograp I am giving this book three stars only because I felt as if the author was writing to highly The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation, educated reader You can tell this author has a PhD because he was constantly using words that I had no idea what they meant let alone heard of Plus his constant use of Latin and foreign uotes and phrasesTo the content of the book I thought it was a simple summary of almost four thousand years of technology in warfare It was well researched and put togetherIf you have a few days to kill and get past the confusing vernacular its a good read I only picked it up because I saw it laying around and the title looked interesting

Review Technology and War From 2000 BC to the Present

Technology and War From 2000 BC to the Present

Ilitary organization weaponary logistics intelligence communications transportation and command This revised paper To read the signs our age also displays these symptoms Partly because of the nuclear threat partly because of the modern fascination with advanced technology per se and partly for deeply rooted socio ideological reasons weapons are being turned into toys and convention war into an elaborate but fundamentally pointless game While games can be nice while they last in our age too there is a real danger that they will be upset by barbarians who refusing to abide by the rules pick up the playing board and use it to smash the opponent's head Let him who has ears to listen listen The call Lucifer ante portas already reverberates and new forms of warfare are threatening to put an end to our delicate civilizationIn this seminal work Creveld examines the role of technology in the conduct of warfare from ancient times to the post WWII post nuclear era He emphasizes that while military technology itself has certainly played a major role civilian technology or uasi military technology better roads sanitation etc has likely played a larger role in the conduct of warfare The book is an excellent read for both students of history and people concerned with the balance of geopolitical power in the post nuclear but especially post 911 world As Creveld saysEven than the guerilla the terrorist is limisted to weapons which are small light and easily hidden from the authorities' eye During the millenia before 1600 the dagger was by far the most popular of these weapons as in the case of the Sicarii who are mentioned by Josephus and who were named after it During the 17th century the pistol and the bomb the former easily acuired and the latter easily manufactured joined the list of terrorist weapons Even so for another 300 years that list remained comparatively small It was only during the 20th century that technological advances made available a whole series of small but extremely powerful devicesHe continues when speaking about how to counter terrorism several conditions however must be met for this effective anti terrorist operations to be possible There must be no reluctance to employ the normal surveillance apparatus of the modern state emphasis mine This itself raises a whole can of issues relating to state surveillance and liberty which we as a society are still grappling with to this day and which has no clear cut answerAn excellent exciting fun read His bibliography is well annotated as well and I want to dig in depth into some of his sources Emma (Emma Trilogy elaborate but fundamentally pointless game While games can be nice while they last in our age too there is a real danger that they will be upset by barbarians who refusing to abide by the rules pick up the playing board and use it to smash the opponent's head Let him who has Conversations with James Baldwin ears to listen listen The call Lucifer ante portas already reverberates and new forms of warfare are threatening to put an Fifth Avenue, Uptown end to our delicate civilizationIn this seminal work Creveld The Children of Willesden Lane. 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In this impressive work van Creveld considers man's use of technology over the past 4000 years and its impact on m I've started reading this book in order to better understand the way modern technology and warfare interacts with each order and how it would have influenced the creative processes of futuristic weapons and battle systems in some of my favourite sci fi works such as Ender's Game and Starship TroopersBut while I was still in the gunpowder part I watched an anime called Drifters and could see represented in a TV show many of the concepts proposed by Creveld So I understood how broad was the theme that he had chosen and despite that how cohesive this book was


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  1. says:

    I've started reading this book in order to better understand the way modern technology and warfare interacts with each order and how it would have influenced the creative processes of futuristic weapons and battle systems in some of my favourite sci fi works such as Ender's Game and Starship TroopersBut while I was still in the gunpowder part I watched an anime called Drifters and could see represented in a TV show many of the concepts proposed by Creveld So I understood how broad was the theme that he had chosen and despite that how cohesive this book was


  2. says:

    To read the signs our age also displays these symptoms Partly because of the nuclear threat partly because of the modern fascination with advanced technology per se and partly for deeply rooted socio ideological reasons weapons are being turned into toys and convention war into an elaborate but fundamentally pointless game While games can be nice while they last in our age too there is a real danger that they will be upset by barbarians who refusing to abide by the rules pick up the playing board and use it to smash the opponent's head Let him who has ears to listen listen The call Lucifer ante portas already reverberates and new forms of warfare are threatening to put an end to our delicate civilizationIn this seminal work Creveld examines the role of technology in the conduct of warfare from ancient times to the post WWII post nuclear era He emphasizes that while military technology itself has certainly played a major role civilian technology or uasi military technology better roads sanitation etc has likely played a larger role in the conduct of warfare The book is an excellent read for both students of history and people concerned with the balance of geopolitical power in the post nuclear but especially post 911 world As Creveld saysEven than the guerilla the terrorist is limisted to weapons which are small light and easily hidden from the authorities' eye During the millenia before 1600 the dagger was by far the most popular of these weapons as in the case of the Sicarii who are mentioned by Josephus and who were named after it During the 17th century the pistol and the bomb the former easily acuired and the latter easily manufactured joined the list of terrorist weapons Even so for another 300 years that list remained comparatively small It was only during the 20th century that technological advances made available a whole series of small but extremely powerful devicesHe continues when speaking about how to counter terrorism several conditions however must be met for this effective anti terrorist operations to be possible There must be no reluctance to employ the normal surveillance apparatus of the modern state emphasis mine This itself raises a whole can of issues relating to state surveillance and liberty which we as a society are still grappling with to this day and which has no clear cut answerAn excellent exciting fun read His bibliography is well annotated as well and I want to dig in depth into some of his sources


  3. says:

    I am giving this book three stars only because I felt as if the author was writing to highly educated reader You can tell this author has a PhD because he was constantly using words that I had no idea what they meant let alone heard of Plus his constant use of Latin and foreign uotes and phrasesTo the content of the book I thought it was a simple summary of almost four thousand years of technology in warfare It was well researched and put togetherIf you have a few days to kill and get past the confusing vernacular its a good read I only picked it up because I saw it laying around and the title looked interesting


  4. says:

    It was alright I found some points interesting but overall it wasn't really my cup of teaThis book is for people who really enjoy history and the integration of technological advances into military history Van Creveld's analysis is very spot on and it does provide some thought provoking arguments to the way war is addressed nowadays


  5. says:

    i'm reading this book for work and in addition to the fact that it has been extremely helpful in my research i also find it to be well written and uite interesting


  6. says:

    1st half of the book was excellent 2nd half of the book not so much


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