The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry

From Flint Axes to Automatic Weapons

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When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains Indian War Club and the Fijian War Club? What weapon is common to peoples in every part of the world? The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry is a comprehensive guide to arms and armaments throughout history.
 
Beginning in the Stone Age, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry travels through the Bronze Age to our present day, showing the tools humans have used to defend themselves all around the globe. There’s the Japanese tanto, or dagger, which have become identified with gangs known as yakuza. There’s the flaming arrow used when Swiss and Austrian forces clashed in the 14th century. And there’s the revolver that Samuel Colt made practical for both military and civilian use in Hartford, Connecticut.
 
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry will help readers better understand how--and why--the battles of history were fought.


Baker & Taylor
Looks at the development of weapons throughout history, from stone and copper axheads to chemical and biological tools, and includes features on firearm producers and the weapons used in the Crusades, the Civil War, and other conflicts.

Perseus Publishing
When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains Indian War Club and the Fijian War Club? What weapon is common to peoples in every part of the world? The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry is a comprehensive guide to arms and armaments throughout history.

Beginning in the Stone Age, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry travels through the Bronze Age to our present day, showing the tools humans have used to defend themselves all around the globe. There’s the Japanese tanto, or dagger, which have become identified with gangs known as yakuza. There’s the flaming arrow used when Swiss and Austrian forces clashed in the 14th century. And there’s the revolver that Samuel Colt made practical for both military and civilian use in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry will help readers better understand how?and why?the battles of history were fought.


Baker
& Taylor

A full-color guide covers all the myriad weapons that man has developed--from the Stone Age through today.

Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Thunder Bay Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781607105015
1607105012
Characteristics: 320 p. : col. ill. ; 37 cm

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