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Flint knapping is the process of shaping stone by hand into an edged tool, such as an Indian arrowhead or a flint blade. Turner, flint knapping expert and instructor at Sussex University in England, introduces the creation and history of these prehistoric tools. This British import shows some general knapping techniques, but the black-and-white line drawings are small and pixelated. The organization is not linear and meanders between history and instruction. While there is a small gallery of color photos, there are none where it really matters, particularly for stone and material identification. VERDICT There are no step-by-step or detailed illustrations to assist the beginner, and the focus on history crowds out instruction. Sadly, Turner's book does not live up to its promise. For a better selection, try Monte Burch's Making Native American Hunting, Fighting, and Survival Tools.