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U/V - Military/Naval Science - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Items in Military or Naval Science that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.

  • Nanotechnology for defence applications / Narendra Kumar, Ambesh Dixit
    UG 489.5 K86 2019eb

  • Moral injury and the promise of virtue / Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon

  • Eighteenth-Century naval officers a transnational perspective / Evan Wilson, AnnaSara Hammar, Jakob Seerup, editors

  • Military past, civilian present : international perspectives on veterans' transition from the armed forces / Paul Taylor, Emma Murray, Katherine Albertson, editors

  • Airborne early warning system concepts / Maurice W. Long [editor]
    UG 612 A47 2004eb

    Supported by 202 equations and 170 illustrations, Airborne Early Warning System Concepts is an invaluable reference tool for a wide audience. It will be a welcome library addition for the engineer, scientist, system integrator, user, designer, or manager with interest in AEW concepts. It is also suitable for students and professors of electrical and system engineering or military science. This comprehensive discussion of airborne early warning (AEW) system concepts encompasses a wide range of issues, including capabilities and limitations, developmental trends and opportunities for improvement. Consisting of contributions from experts in the field, the book is presented at varying levels of complexity, ranging from elementary to advanced. For the generalist, the text provides a fundamental understanding of the status of AEW concepts with the use of only elementary mathematics. For the specialist, there are separate chapters that emphasize key AEW radar issues.

  • Electronic warfare pocket guide / David L. Adamy
    UG 485 A33 2011eb

  • Microwave receivers with electronic warfare applications / James Bao-yen Tsui
    UG 485 T75 2005eb

  • Introduction to electronic warfare modeling and simulation / David L. Adamy
    UG 485 A3323 2006eb

  • Spread spectrum in communication / R. Skaug, J.F. Hjelmstad
    TK 5102.5 S57 1985

    The book is devoted to advanced radiocommunication, discussing the merits and operational aspects of spread spectrum signalling. Spread spectrum modulation is emerging as one of the most important tools for combatting a wide range of problems usually encountered in radiocommunication. For military applications the signalling is able to resist difficulties deliberately introduced by an enemy, such as jamming and eavesdropping. For civil application, the efficient signal multiplexing and multipath rejection capability is of great interest. The price paid however is the need for very complex processing of the radio signals. This task put great challenges on new technologies and design, and it is only recently that operational systems have started to emerge from the laboratories.

    The book starts by comparing spread spectrum modulation and conventional modulation methods, and then discusses demodulation, which requires both special acquisition and synchronisation techniques. The electronic warfare scenario is introduced, discussing the principles of various spreading techniques and possible countermeasures. The coding for bandwidth spreading in a direct sequence spread spectrum system is treated by discussing the most common codes and their different figures of merit with respect to multipath, code division multiplexing and signal concealment. The book also illustrates the possible benefits, as well as limits to the use of new hardware technology to accomplish the various functions necessary for successful operation of a spread spectrum system. The effect of the propagation environment on spread spectrum is treated both analytically and through reported experiments and simulations. Finally the book considers the task of designing a complete communication network and discusses the usefulness and technology for additional interference suppressing techniques suitable to work with spread spectrum systems.

  • Power Prediction Modeling of Conventional High-Speed Craft / Dejan Radojčić, Milan Kalajdžić, Aleksandar Simić

  • Warfare in Ancient Greece : arms and armour from the heroes of Homer to Alexander the Great / Tim Everson
    U 805 E94 2004
    The history of warfare in Ancient Greece

  • A conversation with Admiral Thomas B. Hayward : naval preparedness in the 1980s : held on July 24, 1980 at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C
    VA 58.4 H39

  • War and its alleged benefits, by J. Novicow. Translated by Thomas Seltzer
    U 21.2 N6813 1969

  • The stuff of soldiers : a history of the Red Army in World War II through objects / Brandon M. Schechter

    The Stuff of Soldiers uses everyday objects to tell the story of the Great Patriotic War as never before. Brandon Schechter attends to a diverse array of things--from spoons to tanks--to show how a wide array of citizens became soldiers, and how the provisioning of material goods separated soldiers from civilians.

    Through a fascinating examination of leaflets, proclamations, newspapers, manuals, letters to and from the front, diaries, and interviews, The Stuff of Soldiers reveals how the use of everyday items made it possible to wage war. The dazzling range of documents showcases ethnic diversity, women's particular problems at the front, and vivid descriptions of violence and looting.

    Each chapter features a series of related objects: weapons, uniforms, rations, and even the knick-knacks in a soldier's rucksack. These objects narrate the experience of people at war, illuminating the changes taking place in Soviet society over the course of the most destructive conflict in recorded history. Schechter argues that spoons, shovels, belts, and watches held as much meaning to the waging of war as guns and tanks. In The Stuff of Soldiers , he describes the transformative potential of material things to create a modern culture, citizen, and soldier during World War II.

  • Constructing allied cooperation : diplomacy, payments, and power in multilateral military coalitions / Marina E. Henke
    U 260 H44 2019

    How do states overcome problems of collective action in the face of human atrocities, terrorism and the threat of weapons of mass destruction? How does international burden-sharing in this context look like: between the rich and the poor; the big and the small? These are the questions Marina E. Henke addresses in her new book Constructing Allied Cooperation . Through qualitative and quantitative analysis of 80 multilateral military coalitions, Henke demonstrates that coalitions do not emerge naturally. Rather, pivotal states deliberately build them. They develop operational plans and bargain suitable third parties into the coalition, purposefully using their bilateral and multilateral diplomatic connections--what Henke terms diplomatic embeddedness--as a resource. As Constructing Allied Cooperation shows, these ties constitute an invaluable state capability to engage others in collective action: they are tools to construct cooperation.

    Pulling apart the strategy behind multilateral military coalition-building, Henke looks at the ramifications and side effects as well. As she notes, via these ties, pivotal states have access to private information on the deployment preferences of potential coalition participants. Moreover, they facilitate issue-linkages and side-payments and allow states to overcome problems of credible commitments. Finally, pivotal states can use common institutional contacts (IO officials) as cooperation brokers, and they can convert common institutional venues into fora for negotiating coalitions.

    The theory and evidence presented by Henke force us to revisit the conventional wisdom on how cooperation in multilateral military operations comes about. The author generates new insights with respect to who is most likely to join a given multilateral intervention, what factors influence the strength and capacity of individual coalitions, and what diplomacy and diplomatic ties are good for. Moreover, as the Trump administration promotes an "America First" policy and withdraws from international agreements and the United Kingdom completes Brexit, Constructing Allied Cooperation is an important reminder that international security cannot be delinked from more mundane forms of cooperation; multilateral military coalitions thrive or fail depending on the breadth and depth of existing social and diplomatic networks.

  • Rough draft : Cold War military manpower policy and the origins of Vietnam-era draft resistance / Amy J. Rutenberg

    Rough Draft draws the curtain on the race and class inequities of the Selective Service during the Vietnam War. Amy J. Rutenberg argues that policy makers' idealized conceptions of Cold War middle-class masculinity directly affected whom they targeted for conscription and also for deferment. Federal officials believed that college educated men could protect the nation from the threat of communism more effectively as civilians than as soldiers. The availability of deferments for this group mushroomed between 1945 and 1965, making it less and less likely that middle-class white men would serve in the Cold War army. Meanwhile, officials used the War on Poverty to target poorer and racialized men for conscription in the hopes that military service would offer them skills they could use in civilian life.

    As Rutenberg shows, manpower policies between World War II and the Vietnam War had unintended consequences. While some men resisted military service in Vietnam for reasons of political conscience, most did so because manpower polices made it possible. By shielding middle-class breadwinners in the name of national security, policymakers militarized certain civilian roles--a move that, ironically, separated military service from the obligations of masculine citizenship and, ultimately, helped kill the draft in the United States.

  • The nuclear spies : America's atomic intelligence operation against Hitler and Stalin / Vince Houghton
    UB 271 U5H68 2019

  • Climate change and Arctic security : searching for a paradigm shift / Lassi Heininen, Heather Exner-Pirot, editors
    UA 880 C55 2020
    This book assesses the construction of security in the context of climate change, with a focus on the Arctic region. It examines and discusses changes in the security premises of the Arctic states, from traditional security to environmental and human security. In particular, the book explores how climate change impacts security discourses and premises as well as theoretically discussing the possibility for another change, from circumpolar stability into peaceful change. Chapters cover topics such as the ethics of climate change in the arctic, China's emerging power and influence on arctic climate security, the discursive transformation of the definition of security and the intersection between urban, climate and Arctic studies. The book concludes with the question of whether a paradigm shift in our understanding of traditional security is possible, and whether it is already occurring in the Arctic.

  • Cold rush : the astonishing true story of the new quest for the polar north / Martin Breum
    UA 880 B7413 2018
    The heating Arctic has become a key issue in global politics. While Canada, China, Russia, and the United States increasingly send icebreakers, submarines, and other vessels to the Arctic, the ice itself continues to recede. Trade routes that kings and explorers have sought after for centuries are opening for the first time in human history, offering greater opportunities for human traffic, cultural exchange, science, the extraction of resources, and the transfer of goods from Asia to North America and Europe. With more Arctic land mass than any other country apart from Russia, Canada is a major player in the region, eagerly defending its sovereignty over its vast Arctic Archipelago.
Updated: Tuesday 21 January 2020
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