Brassey's Book of Body Armor

Brassey's Book of Body Armor

by Robert C Woosnam-Savage
     
 

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Since humans first ventured into battle, they have sought ways to protect themselves against their enemy’s weapons. This search for protection led to the development of helmets, breastplates, shields, and close-fitting protectors for limbs. With advancements in technology and weaponry, body armor has evolved from the tunics of chain mail to the use of tough,

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Since humans first ventured into battle, they have sought ways to protect themselves against their enemy’s weapons. This search for protection led to the development of helmets, breastplates, shields, and close-fitting protectors for limbs. With advancements in technology and weaponry, body armor has evolved from the tunics of chain mail to the use of tough, lightweight materials that stop bullets and protect against toxic weapons and radiation. Brassey's Book of Body Armor is an informative military history that documents the use and development of armor throughout the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574884654
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Series:
Photographic Histories
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.88(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. Woosnam-Savage is the curator of the Royal Arms Museum, in Leeds, England.

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