Weapons: An International Encyclopedia From 5000 B.C. to 2000 A.D., Updated Edition

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St. Martin's Press, 1990 - Reference - 336 pages
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This definitive guide covers the entire history of weapons, from the earliest, most primitive instruments up to remarkable advances in modern defense and warfare, including:

Riot-control devices
Electrified nightsticks
Infantry weapons
Multiple-launch rockets
Fiber-optic missles
Wire-guided torpedoes
"Stealth" technology

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Review: Weapons: An International Encyclopedia From 5000 BC to 2000 AD

User Review  - Tyra Masters-heinrichs - Goodreads

I find this an excellent resource not just for writing sci-fi and fantasy, but also for naming. Its sits on the right hand side of my desk on the shelf. Read full review

Review: Weapons: An International Encyclopedia From 5000 BC to 2000 AD

User Review  - Amar Pai - Goodreads

Loads of technical details and schematics, primarily concerned with categorization and specifications of like, the three main categories of breech loading artillery shell, by fuze, filling and function. Utterly dull. Read full review

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The Diagram Group is a team of writers, researchers, editors, and designers who have specialized in producing a number of highly acclaimed visual reference books since its formation in 1960.

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