Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Front Cover
DK Pub., 2006 - History - 360 pages
1 Review
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

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - rcsj - LibraryThing

A truly beautiful book that displays many of the weapons that were used throughout history - a must for anyone with interest in this category. Read full review

Contents

42
European Swords 180
Indian and Nepalese Daggers 192
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Roger Ford's work encompasses both narrative military history and that of military, aviation, and naval technology. He is the author of dozens of books in the field of military technology. Roger lives in southern France.

Dr. Richard Gordon Grant, Esq. is an Adjunct Professor at Mercy College in the law department and a retired Lt. Colonel from the JAG Corps of the United States Army. He is an advocate of education at all levels, and is particularly interested in making sure the lessons of the holocaust are not forgotten.

Bibliographic information