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Arms and Armor
     

Arms and Armor

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by Michele Byam
 

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Be an eyewitness to awesome and bloody weapons such as swords, knuckledusters, and pistols -- and the equipment used to deflect deadly slashes, blows, and bullets. See a ceremonial knife from Sudan. Find out how far a crossbow could fire an arrow. Discover why powder flasks were made of cow horn.

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Be an eyewitness to awesome and bloody weapons such as swords, knuckledusters, and pistols -- and the equipment used to deflect deadly slashes, blows, and bullets. See a ceremonial knife from Sudan. Find out how far a crossbow could fire an arrow. Discover why powder flasks were made of cow horn.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Stunning photography characterizes these Eyewitness Books, each of which brings museum-like collections right into readers' laps. The large format and glossy pages guarantee that no details are lost: the stripes of a banded claystone from East Africa are sharp and clear in Rocks; each diamond and ruby in the jade-inlaid handle of a Persian dagger is delineated in Arms; the intricate bone structure of a porpoise's paddle is perfectly discernible in Skeletons; and each bit of fluff and string in the ``medley of materials'' that makes up a nest is in focus in Bird. Illustrations and inset photographs accompany each spread of objects, which are set on a pristine white background. The unfussy design gives these books a sophisticated look, and each one is an odyssey for readers of any age. Ages 10-up. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394896229
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Series:
Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.33(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile:
IG1240L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Arms and Armor 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked this book because it tells u what country and what age it is from.