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Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1973. First Midland Edition [stated]. Second Printing [stated]. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Trade paperback. 320 pages. Bibliography and Name and Weapon Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Introduction, as well as chapters on Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Also includes The Impact of Gunpowder, War and Science in the 17th Century; The 18th Century and Napoleonic Wars; The 19th Century; World War One, the Use and Non-Use of Science; World War Two; The Nuclear Revolution; Operations and Systems Analysis, the Science of Strategic Choice; and Recent Weaponry Changes (1962--1972). This is a comprehensive history of weapons from Archimedes' catapult down to MIRV and the ABM, as well as a thoughtful examination of the application of science to warfare and its effects on military strategy. Although the authors do not overlook the contributions of craftsmen and intuitive inventors, their chief emphasis is on the advances wrought by scientists and hence on the events of the last two centuries. An extensive new chapter brings the reader up to date on guided missiles, antiballistic systems, nuclear-powered weaponry born of the wish to "put the nuclear genie back into the bottle." With exhaustive research and lucid exposition, the Brodies have produced a classic in the field of military history that can be understood and enjoyed by the general reader.