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Steele, Brett D.

Overview
Works: 12 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,858 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brett D Steele
The heirs of Archimedes : science and the art of war through the Age of Enlightenment by Brett D Steele( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays examines the emergence during the early modern era of mathematicians, chemists, and natural philosophers who along with military engineers, navigators, and artillery officers, followed in the footsteps of Archimedes and synthesized scientific theory and military practice. It is the first collaborative scholarly assessment of these early military-scientific relationships, which have been long neglected by scholars both in the history of science and technology and in military history."--Jacket
Military reengineering between the World Wars by Brett D Steele( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the contrasting military responses of various militaries to the internal combustion engine between World War I and World War II. Incorporating new technology requires a change in military process (i.e., reengineering); the author sets forth the conditions necessary for successful military reengineering
Corporate fields : new office environments by the AA DRL by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Corporate fields imagines and gives form to the future of office life, bringing together more than 2000 diagrams, models, renderings and other images from 26 architectural projects completed during the first three years of the ground-breaking AA DRL programme." "The projects are based on extensive field research undertaken in some of London's most creative corporate environments, and they have been developed from a close analysis of the remarkable ways in which today's leading companies challenge both traditional corporate practice and conventional office planning assumptions. The proposals resulting from this design research include master plans and buildings as well as interiors and furnishings." "Corporate Fields is the first in a series of books documenting the work of the AA DRL, whose innovative (and increasingly imitated) team-based design pedagogy proposes a model for peer-to-peer teaching and learning that is uniquely tailored to the increasingly global design challenges, tools and technologies of the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
Adaptive ecologies : correlated systems of living by Theodore Spyropoulos( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent architecture has found itself having to cope with new social and cultural complexities that demand networked systems that are time- based, reconfigurable and evolutionary, and a corresponding model of urbanism defined as an adaptive ecology. It is against this backdrop that the AA's graduate Design Research Lab (DRL) has pursued its recent studio agenda through project-based research focusing on alternative models of housing. Integral to this research is a notion of architecture that looks towards designing systems that seek higher ordered goals emerging through an intimate correlation of material and computational interaction. This book presents the results of this research and with it constructs a generative view of space and structure and the exploration of behaviourbased models of living through patterns found in nature."--Publisher's website
The civil-military gap in the United States : does it exist, why, and does it matter?( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1990s, many observers expressed concerns about the state of civilian-military relations in the United States. Although the expression of these concerns was muted in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on 9/11, the underlying issues they raised remain salient. Specifically, there is a potential for a civil-military gap to undermine military effectiveness by reducing support for defense budgets, increasing the difficulties of recruiting quality people to join the military, and dwindling public support for using military force, particularly where high casualties are likely. Some observers even worried that a growing civilian-military gap could undermine the principle of civilian control of the military. The armed services have an abiding interest in preventing problems that may reduce military effectiveness. Potential problems with resource availability and with recruitment and retention of personnel are basic concerns of the services, because they relate directly to tasks specified in Title 10 of the U.S. Code. Consequently, the Army asked RAND Arroyo Center to examine the evidence on the existence of a civil-military gap to determine how it might affect military effectiveness, what implications it might have on the U.S. actions to deal with trans-national terrorist groups, and, finally, to recommend actions that might close any breach that might exist
0-14 : projection and reception : Reiser + Umemoto( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph will not only provide exhaustive documentation of 0-14 tower's design and construction but delves further into the complex interrelationships this architectural model weaves between technology, expression and politics in the context of the 'nowhere place' of the global city. The book is both an account of a design's realisation and a manifesto, and contains Jesse Reiser's explanatory and theoretical texts on the tower [in Dubai] as well as a number of critical essays."--Publisher information
The UN's role in nation-building : from the Congo to Iraq by James Dobbins( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of this series dealt with the American experience with nation-building, defined therein as the use of armed force in the aftermath of a crisis to promote a transition to democracy. It examined eight instances in which the United States took the lead in such endeavors. This volume deals with the United Nations' experience with comparable operations, examining eight instances in which the United Nations led multinational forces toward generally similar ends. For the United States, post-Cold War nation-building had distant precursors in the American occupations of Germany and Japan in the aftermath of World War II and its role in fostering the emergence of democratic regimes there. For the United Nations, the comparable precursor was in the early 196Os in the newly independent Belgian Congo. The Republic of the Congo failed almost from the moment of its birth. Within days of the Congo's independence its army mutinied, the remaining white administrators fled, the administration and the economy collapsed, Belgian paratroops invaded, and the mineral-rich province of Katanga seceded. These developments cast a serious shadow over the prospects for the successful and peaceful completion of Africa's decolonization, at that point just gathering momentum. On July 14, 1960, acting with unusual speed, the Security Council passed the first of a series of resolutions authorizing the deployment of UN-led military forces to assist the Republic of the Congo in restoring order and, eventually, in suppressing the rebellion in Katanga
Reexamining military acquisition reform : are we there yet?( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Department of Defense, 63 distinct acquisition reform (AR) initiatives were undertaken in the 1989-2002 period. This monograph classifies the initiatives according to various criteria: basic AR theme; relationship to acquisition functions; Army recognition; coverage in the DoD 5000 series; relationship to Under Secretary Aldridge's five goals; coverage in Defense Acquisition University curricula; and relationship to industry attractiveness and return-on-investment models. The analysis made use of interviews with industry and Army Program Management personnel, who were asked: What has been good about acquisition reform? What has been bad? What would you change? In general, industry and Army Program Management personnel acknowledge that some good has come from some AR initiatives, but they argue that many serious structural and cultural impediments still remain that hinder the ability of the acquisition process to deliver desired outcomes in terms of cost, schedule, and performance
Muskets and Pendulums : Benjamin Robins, Leonhard Euler and the Ballistics Revoution by Brett D Steele( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heirs of Archimedes: Science and the Art of War Through the Age of Enlightenment (Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology) by Brett D Steele( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rational mechanics as enlightenment engineering : Leonhard Euler and Interior Ballistics by Brett D Steele( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Muskets and Pendulums : Benjamin Robins, Leonhard Euler, and the Ballistics Revolution by Brett D Steele( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The heirs of Archimedes : science and the art of war through the Age of Enlightenment
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Military reengineering between the World WarsCorporate fields : new office environments by the AA DRLThe civil-military gap in the United States : does it exist, why, and does it matter?The UN's role in nation-building : from the Congo to IraqReexamining military acquisition reform : are we there yet?
Alternative Names
Steele, Brett D.

Languages
English (46)