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Description - The E-Bomb by J.Doug Beason

This is a timely book that explains the next revolution in military weapons - directed-energy weapons - and how tomorrow's wars will be fought. In science fiction, futuristic soldiers are often shown wielding light emitting weapons - Flash Gordon used a ray gun, Captain Kirk carried a phaser, and Darth Vader brandished a lightsaber. But, today, the imagined future of science fiction is soon to be a reality. After more than two decades of research, the United States is on the verge of deploying a new generation of weapons that discharge light-wave energy, the same spectrum of energy found in your microwave, or in your TV remote control. They're called "directed-energy weapons" - lasers, high-powered microwaves and particle beams - and they signal a revolution in weaponry, perhaps, more profound than the atomic bomb. The first directed-energy (DE) weapons are being tested right now, and their deployment is planned in the very near future. In "The E-Bomb", author J Douglas Beason, a leading US expert in directed-energy research, will explain in clear and non-technical prose these exotic new weapons and answer the questions that we'll all want answered: What is Directed Energy?
How do DE weapons work? What can these DE weapons do? And are these weapons safe to use? As the once-imagined weapons of the future begin to appear on today's battlefield's, "The E-Bomb" will help explain how and why the future is now.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306815065
ISBN-10: 0306815060
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J.Doug Beason

Dr J Douglas Beason, Col. (USAF ret), a key architect and leading expert of directed-energy research for the past twenty-six years, holds a PhD in laser-technology physics. He has served at the White House, working for the President's Science Advisor in both the Clinton and Bush administrations. Today he is on the Board of Directors of the Directed Energy Professional Society and at Los Alamos National Laboratory he is Director of Threat Reduction. Dr Beason is the author of twelve books, including some popular fiction techno-thrillers, and over one hundred scholarly papers and other works. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American Physical Society.