Weapon

Weapon

A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them,have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today''s modern armies,this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry. Illustrations explain key features and working mechanisms of important weapons Beautifully photographed and richly cataloged-often in actual size Details weapons that changed the face of warfare, from the sword to the Gatling gun.

Baker & Taylor
Tracing the history of weaponry from the earliest stone axes of prehistoric warfare to the high-tech world of modern-day military operations, an illustrated, comprehensive study combines close-up photographs, informative captions, and detailed descriptions to chronicle the evolution of military armaments.

Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2006
ISBN: 9780756622107
0756622107
Branch Call Number: 623.40222 Wea
Characteristics: 360 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)

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dedmanshootn
Jul 09, 2016

excellent photos and graphics and good historical info as well. oversize but worth it

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Adam Hussain
Mar 11, 2013

very boring but whatever

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22950010365013
Apr 29, 2012

A definite must-read by the warfare historian. Very useful for information or just to explore.

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