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WEAPONS: A VISUAL HISTORY OF ARMS AND ARMOR

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ISBN 10: 0756622107 / ISBN 13: 9780756622107
Published by DK Publishing, New York, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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DK Publishing, New York, 2006. 1st ed, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book clean/complete dust jacket, Hardcover, 360pgs. From the Assyrian spears to the AK47, including visual catalogs, great warriors, and showcase weapons. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS032902I

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Title: WEAPONS: A VISUAL HISTORY OF ARMS AND ARMOR

Publisher: DK Publishing, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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 gun.

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Written by a team of British military historians, this oversize volume seizes attention with the publisher's brand-name design: images surrounded by information-packed captions silhouetted against a white or a black background. Its pictures are sure to snare the substantial audience interested in the history of swords, guns, and body armor. Limiting the subject to portable armaments, the work extends from the first likely weapon (a rock) to the rifles issued to contemporary infantrymen. In most cases, the emphasis is on the tools of the ordinary soldier, his equipage through time explained with arrowed illustrations. The evolution of handheld weaponry is soon apparent, with that of firearms especially prominent. Some guns depicted here will be recognizable (think AK-47) even to those who recoil from guns. Explaining how such lethal equipment works is Weapon's forte; another asset is the comparison of weapon categories across a suite of historical societies. Popular? That's a foregone conclusion. Gilbert Taylor
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