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Author Hecht, Jeff, author.

Title Lasers, death rays, and the long, strange quest for the ultimate weapon / Jeff Hecht.

Publication Info. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2019.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  623.446 HEC    AVAILABLE
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Description 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary "The lasera milestone invention of the mid-twentieth centuryquickly captured the imagination of the Pentagon as the key to the ultimate weapon. Veteran science writer Jeff Hecht tells the inside story of the adventures and misadventures of scientists and military strategists as they exerted Herculean though often futile efforts to adapt the laser for military uses. From the 1950s sci-fi vision of the zdeath ray,y through the Reagan administrations zStar Warsy missile defense system, to more promising developments today, Hecht provides an entertaining history"-- Publisher's description.
Subject Laser weapons -- History.
Laser weapons -- Design and construction.
ISBN 9781633884601 (hardcover)
1633884600 (hardcover)
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