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The Science of War

Weapons, A ScientificAmerican.com Special Online Issue
Narrated by: Mark Moran
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: History, Military
3.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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This ScientificAmerican.com special report covers the development and spread of weapons. You'll hear how ancient weapons worked; about the growing concern of the proliferation of submarines and fast warp drives in subs; the threats posed by bio-weapons and land mines, and the future of non-lethal weapons.
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©2002 Scientific American, Inc.

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  • M. Wade
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • 03-19-03

Fast talker - Slow start

The narrator reads a bit too fast for my taste. And while the first writing wasn't all that interesting to me, the writings after that about submarines, landmines, biological warfare, etc... were.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • Lindenwold, NJ, USA
  • 03-16-04

Audible needs new narrators!

The same narrator reads almost every periodical or magazine to which I have listened on Audible.com. Yawnnnnn!!!!! Also, there is WAY too much depth given to some topics. An example would be the comparison of our system of elections. After about 20 minutes of statistical data about the way different elections would work, the listener tends to "turn off" everything that the narrator is saying. Audible needs new and fresh readers for some of their most popular periodicals.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert
  • Pascoevale SouthAustralia
  • 04-01-04

Weapons are a GO!

If you are interested in the nitty gritty of the history of weapon technology, up until present day, this is a must listen. Will keep you intriged to the last minute as to the outer reaches that technology has advanced modern day warfare.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful