Arms and Armor (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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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.

A photo essay examining the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of ...

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Overview

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.

A photo essay examining the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756606541
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 72
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 11.35 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Prehistoric weapons 6
Missile weapons 8
The first warriors 10
A Roman legionary 12
Weapons from the Dark Ages 14
European swords 16
Crossbow versus longbow 18
Axes, daggers, and knives 22
Plate and Mail armor 24
A suit of armor 26
Helmets 28
Tilting armor 30
An Indian warrior 32
Indian weapons 34
A Japanese samurai 36
Early firearms 38
Flintlock firearms 40
Dueling swords 42
Dueling pistols 46
Attack by highwaymen 48
Bizarre handweapons 50
Grenadiers and cavalry 52
Keeping law and order 54
The percussion revolver 56
Pistols 58
Guns that won the West 60
North American Indians 62
Did you know? 64
Who's who? 66
Find out more 68
Glossary 70
Index 72
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2000

    if u like weapons this is a book for u

    i liked this book because it tells u what country and what age it is from.

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    Posted June 10, 2010

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