Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor (DK)

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Название: Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor (DK)
Автор: Roger Ford, R. G. Grant, Adrian Gilbert
Страниц: 364
Формат: PDF
Размер: 73 MB
Качество: Отличное
Язык: Английский
Год издания: 2006


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.