Gps Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones download free [PDF and Ebook] by Richard D. Easton

Gps Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones download free [PDF and Ebook] by Richard D. Easton year 2013
  • Book name: Gps Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones
  • Author: Richard D. Easton
  • Release date: 2013/1/2
  • Publisher: POTOMAC BOOKS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781612344089
  • Rating: 7.5 of 10
  • Votes: 223
  • Review by: Andrea Roark
  • Review rating: 9.48 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/18
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, Cold War military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin. Since the United States' first program to launch a satellite in the late 1950s, the nation has pursued dual paths into space-one military and secret, the other scientific and public. Among the many commercial spinoffs this approach has produced, GPS arguably boasts the greatest impact on our daily lives. Told by a son of a navy insider-whose work helped lay the foundations for the system-and a science and technology journalist, the story chronicles the research and technological advances required for the development of GPS. The authors peek behind the scenes at pivotal events in GPS history. They note how the technology moved from the laboratory to the battlefield to the dashboard and the smartphone, and they raise the specter of how this technology and its surrounding industry affect public policy. Insights into how the system works and how it fits into a long history of advances in navigation tie into discussions of the myriad applications for GPS.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H11M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Weapons & Equipment, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing, Uniforms & Insignia, Military Engineering, History Of Science, History Of Engineering & Technology
  • Available formats: EPUB, JPEG, DOC, PNG, TXT, BMP, PDF, WORD. Compressed in ARJ, RAR, ZIP, LHA
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 31.29 USD
  • Dimensions: 150x230x29.21mm
  • Weight: 635.03g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Dulles, United States
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