Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

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DK Pub., 2006 - History - 360 pages
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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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

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