Tools of Violence: Guns, Tanks and Dirty Bombs MOBI


Tools of Violence: Guns, Tanks and Dirty Bombs ❮Read❯ ➯ Tools of Violence: Guns, Tanks and Dirty Bombs ➳ Author Chris McNab – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The tools of lethal force have always attracted controversy and fascination In the modern media age, however, they are also surrounded by confusion and misunderstanding McNab and Keeter cut through my The tools of lethal force Violence: Guns, PDF/EPUB ê have always attracted controversy and fascination In the modern media age, however, they are also surrounded by confusion and misunderstanding McNab and Keeter cut through mythology and misinformation and Tools of MOBI :Ê comprehensively lay out the facts, often revealing startling gaps in our everyday knowledgeTools of Violence unravels the myths of modern weaponry Not only explaining how a weapon system works, the authors explore how it is of Violence: Guns, MOBI ò applied by soldiers, police or civilians under pressure, what happens when innocents get in the way, its effect on the human body or physical structures, its political controversies, and its place in international law Judgments are backed up by interviews with those directly engaged with weapons technology, including frontline soldiers, police officers, academics, weapons specialists and defense analystsAccessible and absorbing, Tools of Violence is essential reading for those wanting to understand the weapons technology of today and how and why it is usedNTENTS Introduction Hand Held War Small Arms Perfect Destruction Explosives Mechanized Muscle Battlefield Armor Death from a Distance Artillery Power from Above Military Aviation Firepower at Sea Naval Weapon Systems Shadow Threat Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear CBRN Weapons WMD.


10 thoughts on “Tools of Violence: Guns, Tanks and Dirty Bombs

  1. Urey Patrick Urey Patrick says:

    Interesting, but pedantic This survey of modern military weapons isof a catalog with anecdotal illustrations, limited of course by the fact that much of the detailed data and information about the weapons, their design, function and development is probably classified, and thus unavailable The author has a penchant for acronyms and model numbers the text is flooded with them The early descriptions of small arms has the most comprehensive treatment of effects, function and limitations Interesting, but pedantic This survey of modern military weapons isof a catalog with anecdotal illustrations, limited of course by the fact that much of the detailed data and information about the weapons, their design, function and development is probably classified, and thus unavailable The author has a penchant for acronyms and model numbers the text is flooded with them The early descriptions of small arms has the most comprehensive treatment of effects, function and limitations but that information has been public for years, though the public at large remains vastly ill informed about the realities of small arms effectiveness and utility McNab does a good job of laying out those realities However, from then on the content is muchlimited to catalog descriptions, over views and broader discussions of weapon strengths, design functions and limitations McNab does a nice job of explaining some of the meal and ethical incongruities and issues the underly various weapon systems and types and their usage All in all, an introductory catalog of military weapons useful, but somewhat tedious reading


  2. Anatolikon Anatolikon says:

    This book is a good introduction to modern warfare and equipment It covers small arms, explosives, armour, artillery, aviation, naval weapons and WMD, all in a span of 40 50 pages each While the uses and technical capabilities of each particular piece of machinery is discussed, the authors never fail to remember the human aspects of using the various tools of violence, and the limitations placed upon them by their operators Yet this is not a book praising mankind s ability to create machine This book is a good introduction to modern warfare and equipment It covers small arms, explosives, armour, artillery, aviation, naval weapons and WMD, all in a span of 40 50 pages each While the uses and technical capabilities of each particular piece of machinery is discussed, the authors never fail to remember the human aspects of using the various tools of violence, and the limitations placed upon them by their operators Yet this is not a book praising mankind s ability to create machines of death, but rather an insightful look at how the weapons are used, and in what sort of environments they are used, while never forgetting the operator The sections do vary in quality, however The small arms and battle tank sections are absolutely exceptional, and present arguments from many points of view on the uses and reliability of those various weapons The naval section was alright, but was lacking information on naval intelligence warfare.The reason that this book gets 4 stars is due to the absence of information and intelligence warfare, which if Russia and China are any indication, is becoming extremely important to modern combat Intelligence and electronic warfare are extremely important, but were neglected in the naval section While these weapons have yet to see actual use, they nonetheless still exist and form an important part of the arsenal.This book is well written, and has a good section of colour plates It is an excellent introduction to the equipment and uses of it in modern warfare It looks at weapon systems from around the world as well, not just concentrating on American and British arms, and never forgets the human element of weaponry


  3. James James says:

    A good overview and basic study of the workings of modern military weapons from pistols to nukes Kind of elementary if you already have a fair base of knowledge in this area, but even for well informed readers it will probably fill in some gaps in one area or another Kind of dry at times but dense with facts, and in the end it does look at the human factors as well as the mechanics and physics If you re a serious student of military science, this is a good book to add to your library.


  4. Pat Pat says:

    cool book people on both sides of the gun debate should read this so that they might actually know what they re talking about when arguing.


  5. Jon Jon says:

    it was interesting to read a little about these tools of violence, also scary


  6. Jim Jim says:

    2 page conclusion for 300 page book lame


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