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Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance (Inside Technology)

 
 
 
 
Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance (Inside Technology)
Author: Donald Mackenzie
ISBN 13: 9780262631471
ISBN 10: 262631474
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 1993-01-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 478
List Price: $47.00
 
 

Donald MacKenzie follows one line of technology - strategic ballistic missile guidance through a succession of weapons systems to reveal the workings of a world that is neither awesome nor unstoppable.

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Among books on the arms race, MacKenzie's (sociology, U. of Edinburgh) stands out for its welcome demystification fo the nuclear waeapons technology. MacKenzie follows one line of technology--strategic ballistic missile guidance--through a succession of weapons system to reveal the ordinary workings of a world that is neither awesome nor unstoppable. He uncovers the parameters, the pressures, and the politics that make up the complex social construction of an equally complex technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)