Weapons: A Pictorial History

Weapons: A Pictorial History

by Edwin Tunis
     
 

Weapons tells the rich and exciting story of arms through the ages - from the first tied stone thrown by prehistoric hunters to the atomic bomb. Illustrated with the detailed and wonderfully realistic drawings of Edwin Tunis, it offers a weapon-by-weapon account of human ingenuity in the invention and improvement of arms - whether for defense or attack. Tunis begins… See more details below

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Weapons tells the rich and exciting story of arms through the ages - from the first tied stone thrown by prehistoric hunters to the atomic bomb. Illustrated with the detailed and wonderfully realistic drawings of Edwin Tunis, it offers a weapon-by-weapon account of human ingenuity in the invention and improvement of arms - whether for defense or attack. Tunis begins with the Stone Age, describing its slings and spears, its axes and bows and arrows, and follows developments through to the Copper and Bronze Ages when chariots, swords, and daggers were first produced. He then traces the advances of the Iron Age, with its stronger swords, helmets, and complicated siege weapons and describes the changing notions of war throughout the ages. From the highly fortified castles of the Normans to the thermonuclear weapons of today, Tunis gives us a remarkable history of weapons and warriors.

Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle

By means of simple, fact-packed text and hundreds of sharp pen-drawings, [Tunis] covers the subject from the earliest stone axes right down to nuclear fission. Handsomely done.

The New Yorker

Any boy of over ten should relish this lively and authoritative survey of man's weapons... It's a large, handsome, often witty book.

Military Science Book Club Review

Brings history to life... a magnificent treasury of lore and information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780690013405
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1977
Pages:
151
Age Range:
11 Years

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