Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Guns

Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Guns

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This encyclopedia of firearms is both an authoritative reference work and a stunning visual directory, explaining the development of arms through the centuries. The chronological survey begins with gunpowder and the first crude 14th-century hand cannons, and continues through handguns and the development of machine and submachine guns. Each gun's features are listed, as are the military, political and technological contexts in which the gun was developed. A full list of manufacturers and a glossary complete this easy-to-use encyclopedia. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in gun manufacture and conflicts of war.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 220.98 x 281.94 x 38.1mm | 2,404.04g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Over 1100 photographs
  • 0754831760
  • 9780754831761
  • 219,067

About Will Fowler

Will Fowler is the author of over 30 books covering conflicts from the 19th century to the Second Gulf War. Anthony North has worked for many years at the Victoria & Albert Museum, giving him a wide knowledge of firearms. Charles Stronge is an experienced writer who has worked as an Editor for Jane's Information Group. Patrick Sweeney competes, teaches and trains others in the use of firearms, and he is the Handgun Editor for Guns & Ammo magazine.
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