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Title:
The history of landmines
Author:
Croll, Mike.
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Publication Information:
Barnsley [U.K.] : Leo Cooper, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 164 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780850526288
Format :
Book

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Central Library UG490 .C76 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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"While public interest in landmines is recent, their use and that of their non-explosive predecessors has a history which spans 2,500 years. Mike Croll explains the development, employment and reactions to these weapons from the concealed spikes of antiquity to the electronically-fused systems of today." "The History of Landmines takes the reader from ancient Rome to the colonial wars and from the American Civil War to the Gulf War explaining why increasing numbers of these devices have been used and how they have become more sophisticated. The genesis of the present humanitarian crisis is fully described along with the problems of clearing landmines today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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