Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Camouflage Simplified, first published in 1942, is a fascinating World War II look at the science and art of camouflage to hide and protect aircraft, structures, highways, ships and more. Written and illustrated by noted artist and historian Eric Sloane (1905-1985), the book details the many ways nature's camouflage techniques can be applied as protective defensive measures.
The Art of Disappearing
Author: Tim Newark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
From its origins to its use in combat today, 'The Little Book of Camouflage' tells the history of camouflage in conflict. Its conception, its uses and the colours are looked at, as well as the key patterns such as the German uniforms of World War II, the ever-recognisable American type worn during Vietnam and the British DPM forming a sort of recognition guide to the various patterns in use in the armies of history and present day. Illustrated throughout with the patterns themselves and images of camouflage in use, Tim Newark presents a quick and detailed look at the most prolific camouflage patterns.
Author: Kekla Magoon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A poignant novel about a biracial girl living in the suburbs of Las Vegas examines the friendships that grow out of, and despite, her race.
An Illustrated Guide from 1914 to the Present Day
Author: Martin J Dougherty
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
Today we would be very surprised to see a soldier going into battle in red trousers and blue coats, but that is how French soldiers first fought in the trenches of the Western Front in World War I. Camouflage at War explores uniforms, military vehicles and buildings from World War I to the present day. From a dummy tank in North Africa in World War II to the different uniforms of Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front soldiers to zebra-striped dazzle ships in the north Atlantic to today’s digital pixelated pattern uniforms used by US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, the book is a wide-ranging examination of the developments and wrong turns in military camouflage all around the world. Although this was military work, the inspiration often came from the natural world and the designers were civilian artists. As we move further into the 21st century, the use of camouflage is changing. Straightforward visual camouflage is less important for aircraft as they can be picked up by heat sensors, so the task becomes to create non-visual camouflage, deflect radar signals and reduce their signature. Today, technology is being developed to project live images on to bodies, so that they appear invisible. From uniforms to tanks, from ships to aircraft to military buildings disguised as civilian ones, the book is an expert account of how different countries have sought to hide their forces in plain view for the past century. Packed with 200 colour and black and white photographs and colour artworks, Camouflage at War is a fascinating exploration of how warfare has changed over the last hundred years.
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on a Textbook of Military Psychology
Publisher: National Academies
Category: Psychological warfare
Amerikansk håndbog fra 1945 om militærpsykologi.
Author: Timothy Newark,Quentin Newark,J.-F. Borsarello
Publisher: Brassey's UK
Category: Camouflage (Military science)
This volume covers the history and development of camouflage. Modern camouflage appears in everything from soft pastel grey-greens to wildly exotic flourescents.
A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage
Category: Technology & Engineering
An encyclopedic sourcebook for camouflage enthusiasts in all research areas who want to explore the history and development of camouflage (artistic, biological and military) since the 19th century. Richly illustrated with historic photographs, diagrams and drawings. Includes subject timeline, bibliography and index.
Aviation, Landscape, Design
Author: Sonja Dümpelmann
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
In much the same way that views of the earth from the Apollo missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s led indirectly to the inauguration of Earth Day and the modern environmental movement, the dawn of aviation ushered in a radically new way for architects, landscape designers, urban planners, geographers, and archaeologists to look at cities and landscapes. As icons of modernity, airports facilitated the development of a global economy during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, reshaping the way people thought about the world around them. Professionals of the built environment awoke to the possibilities offered by the airports themselves as sites of design and by the electrifying new aerial perspective on landscape. In Flights of Imagination, Sonja Dümpelmann follows the evolution of airports from their conceptualization as landscapes and cities to modern-day plans to turn decommissioned airports into public urban parks. The author discusses landscape design and planning activities that were motivated, legitimized, and facilitated by the aerial view. She also shows how viewing the earth from above redirected attention to bodily experience on the ground and illustrates how design professionals understood the aerial view as simultaneously abstract and experiential, detailed and contextual, harmful and essential. Along the way, Dümpelmann traces this multiple dialectic from the 1920s to the land-camouflage activities during World War II, and from the environmental and landscape planning initiatives of the 1960s through today.
an encyclopedia of camouflage
Author: Hardy Blechman
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
A history of camouflage from its roots in the natural world to its adoption by the military, through to an examination of its popularity in areas of civilian culture such as art, fashion and design.
Revealing Struggles of the Black Woman's Military Experience
Author: Lila Holley
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Camouflaged Sisters chronicles the courageous path of fourteen women who overcame various internal and external struggles during their military careers. These veterans give open accounts of how they adapted, achieved work-life balance, relied on their faith, and used mentorship as a vital tool in their success pre- and post-military career. Expect to be inspired by black women who fight for our homeland, while simultaneously battling to protect and preserve the assets most important to them. If you're entering, serving or transitioning back into civilian life, this guide is a must read to support you in your honorable journey.
An Anthology of Writings about Ship Camouflage During World War One
Author: Roy R. Behrens
This is an anthology of twenty-seven World War I-era essays, by various authors, on ship camouflage from that time period. It focuses primarily on American and British camouflage, and especially on "dazzle camouflage," a counter-intuitive method in which brightly colored abstract shapes were applied to the ship's surface. The purpose of such camouflage was not low visibility, but to make it difficult to aim a torpedo at a distant, moving ship from a submerged submarine (U-boat), while peering through a periscope. The book includes 275 drawings, diagrams and vintage photographs, and a 40-page camouflage bibiliography, the largest ever.
Theory and Practice: a Summary
Author: Milton S. Fox
Category: Camouflage (Military science)
Author: Tim Newark,Quentin Newark,J. F. Borsarello
Publisher: Brasseys Uk Limited
Camouflage has come a long way from jungle drab to modern-day colorful fluorescents—and this volume covers its history and development, with 450 patterns from around the world. It includes the pioneering and now highly collectible camouflage equipment of the German Army in World War II; the famous Tigerstripe worn by American soldiers in Vietnam; and the classic designs worn by today’s armies, including the U.S. Military “woodlands” pattern and the British DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material).
Author: Carron Brown
Publisher: SHINE A LIGHT
Category: Animal defenses
New light is thrown on the secrets of animal camouflage in this delightfully illustrated new Shine-a-Light title. Children will discover how animals hide by ingeniously adapting to their environment. From stick insects hiding on branches to the extraordinary owl butterly with wing patterns which resemble the eyes of an owl, the simple text and beautiful illustrations reveal the secrets of this spectacular world. The unique design of the book allows children to discover a "hidden" image by holding the page up to a bright light. For children aged 3 and up, this is the perfect introduction to the hidden mysteries of the natural world.
The Artistry of Animal Camouflate
Author: Art Wolfe,Barbara Sleeper
Publisher: Australian Geographic
Category: Animal defenses
Captures the world of camouflage in nature in a collection of eighty photographs that reveal animals and insects that rely on disguises, lures, deception, and decoys to blend into their surroundings.
Author: Martin Ott
Publisher: C&r Press
Poetry. Martin Ott's first two poetry collections won the De Novo and Sandeen Prizes. In his third collection LESSONS IN CAMOUFLAGE, he continues to explore the theme of casting a light on hidden truths. The book spans his turmoil as a U.S. Army interrogator to conflicts personal in nature: divorce, death, and determination to uncover the mysteries of what makes life worth living.
All about Animal Camouflage
Author: Tish Rabe
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"The Cat in the Hat introduces young readers to the concept of camouflage--a type of adaptation that helps animals survive."--
A Minimalist Guide to a Simplified, Organized, and Happy Life
Author: Rachel Jonat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Stress less while living more! An inviting living space. Time spent with loved ones. Peace of mind. With Do Less, a happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you'll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down. A must-have for any shelf, Do Less helps you rediscover the simple moments that have been buried beneath the piles of to-dos, to-knows, and to-buys.
Category: World War, 1939-1945