Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor


Contributions by Roger Ford, Contributions by R G Grant, Contributions by Adrian Gilbert, Contributions by Philip Parker, Contributions by Richard Holmes

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  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 254mm x 25mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 075666540X
  • ISBN 13: 9780756665401
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 107,152

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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 gu

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""Weapon" depicts the spectrum of weaponry from the stone axes of early warfare to today's modern artillery." - Publishers Weekly "An illustrated history of weaponry diagrams in detail." - Columbus Dispatch "From Assyrian spears to the AK-47, weapons -- and the warriors who have brandished them -- forged history by shaping the rise of empires and the course of revolutions with the ax, the bow, the sword, and the gun." - Military Officer